Jamaica’s World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is Athletics Weekly Readers’ Choice International Female Athlete of the Year.
Fraser-Pryce, who won her fourth World Athletics Championships 100m title in Doha 2019, was chosen over several other big-name athletes. Fraser-Pryce ran a world-leading 10.71, just missing her seven-year-old PB, to take gold in Doha. She also won gold in the 4x100m relay and ran 22.22 for 200m in 2019.
American Dalilah Muhammad, who broke the world 400m hurdles record twice and won the event in Doha, got first runners-up.
Sifan Hassan of Netherland, the winner of the world 1500m and 10,000m titles in world-leading times of 3:51.95 and 30:17.62, was third-best in 2019 according to Athletics Weekly readers.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)
– won world 100m and 4x100m titles in world-leading times of 10.71 and 41.44
– won Pan-American 200m title
– won seven of her 10 races at 100m
Sifan Hassan (NED)
– won world 1500m and 10,000m titles in world-leading times of 3:51.95 and 30:17.62
– won Diamond League 1500m and 5000m titles
– broke world mile record with 4:12.33 in Monaco
Dalilah Muhammad (USA)
– broke world record with 52.20 at the US Championships
– improved her own world record to win the world 400m hurdles title in 52.16
– won world 4x400m title
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, who won London Marathon in a course record of 2:02:37 and ran 1:59:40.2 for 42.195km in Vienna, was voted the International Male Athlete of the Year.
Dina Asher-Smith and Callum Hawkins get the nod as the top British athletes.
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