FUNCHAL, Great Britain – Mo Farah and Ruth Beitia were named as the male and female European Athletes of the Year at the Golden Tracks gala in Funchal.
And on a spectacular evening in Portugal reflecting upon an amazing summer for the sport, Max Hess and Nafissatou Thiam were honoured with the Rising Star awards.
A record number 200,000 fans had cast their votes on social media to choose the winners of these prestigious titles.
It was an historic night for Farah, 33, who becomes the first man to be European Athlete of the Year on three occasions after winning in 2011 and 2012.
There was celebration, too, for #clickyourclock by Geoff Wightman and Gavin Lightwood frrom Great Britain and Northern Ireland, who were named as the winner of the 10th European Athletics Innovation Award.