Monaco, Nov 2, 2015: The votes from the first round of the 2015 IAAF World Athlete of the Year selection process are in.
Last month the IAAF Family* was asked to select nine men and nine women from each of the following categories: sprints, hurdles, middle and long distance, road running, race walking, jumps, throws, combined events and multi-terrain.
The longlist will be composed of the top-voted athletes in each category, the names of whom will be announced over the coming days, starting today (2). The nine men and nine women will appear on the Gala section of the IAAF website.
An international panel of 10 experts** will then select the finalists – three men and three women – the names of whom will be announced on 17 and 18 November.
From those finalists, the Council of the International Athletics Foundation (IAF) will select the male and female World Athletes of the Year.
The announcement of the winners will take place live on stage during a special ceremony in Monaco at the IAF World Athletics Gala on Saturday 28 November. —- IAAF