Paris - The
world's fastest marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and world decathlon
record holder Kevin Mayer are among five nominees for the IAAF's male
athlete of the year, the federation announced on Tuesday.
The Kenyan and Frenchman are joined on the shortlist by the quickest
person over 60m indoors American Christian Coleman, European pole-vault
champion Armand Duplantis from Sweden and Asian Games 400m hurdles
champion in Qatar's Abderrahman Samba.
South Africa's long jump star Luvo Manyonga failed to make the final cut.
The contenders for the women's prize were announced a day earlier
with Kenya's 3 000m steeplechase world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech,
100m European champion in Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith, Colombia's
Diamond League long and triple jump title holder Caterine Ibarguen, the
Bahamas' 200m Diamond League gold-medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo and
European heptathlon champion in Belgian Nafissatou Thiam all included.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Monaco on December 4
after voting from the IAAF's Council, IAAF members and the public.