World Athlete of the Year

Sally Pearson and Usain Bolt, athletes of the year in 2011, with their own awards.

The World Athlete of the Year award is a prize that can be won by athletes participating in events within the sport of athletics organised by World Athletics (formerly IAAF), including track and field, cross country running, road running, and racewalking.

WinnersEdit

Year Men Women
1988   Carl Lewis   Florence Griffith-Joyner
1989   Roger Kingdom   Ana Fidelia Quirot
1990   Steve Backley   Merlene Ottey
1991   Carl Lewis (2)   Katrin Krabbe
1992   Kevin Young   Heike Henkel
1993   Colin Jackson   Sally Gunnell
1994   Noureddine Morceli   Jackie Joyner-Kersee
1995   Jonathan Edwards   Gwen Torrence
1996   Michael Johnson   Svetlana Masterkova
1997   Wilson Kipketer   Marion Jones
1998   Haile Gebrselassie   Marion Jones (2)
1999   Michael Johnson (2)   Gabriela Szabo
2000   Jan Železný   Marion Jones
2001   Hicham El Guerrouj   Stacy Dragila
2002   Hicham El Guerrouj (2)   Paula Radcliffe
2003   Hicham El Guerrouj (3)   Hestrie Cloete
2004   Kenenisa Bekele   Yelena Isinbayeva
2005   Kenenisa Bekele (2)   Yelena Isinbayeva (2)
2006   Asafa Powell   Sanya Richards
2007   Tyson Gay   Meseret Defar
2008   Usain Bolt   Yelena Isinbayeva (3)
2009   Usain Bolt (2)   Sanya Richards (2)
2010   David Rudisha   Blanka Vlašić
2011   Usain Bolt (3)   Sally Pearson
2012   Usain Bolt (4)   Allyson Felix
2013   Usain Bolt (5)   Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
2014   Renaud Lavillenie   Valerie Adams
2015   Ashton Eaton   Genzebe Dibaba
2016   Usain Bolt (6)   Almaz Ayana
2017   Mutaz Essa Barshim   Nafissatou Thiam
2018   Eliud Kipchoge   Caterine Ibargüen
2019   Eliud Kipchoge (2)   Dalilah Muhammad

Rising Star winnersEdit

Men
Women

ReferencesEdit