McLeod nominated for IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year

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World Championships sprint hurdles gold medallist Omar McLeod was today named among the nominees for the IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Omar Mcleod of Jamaica celebrates with the flag of Jamaica after winning the gold medal in the Men’s 110m Hurdles Final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

McLeod, who added the World Championships title to the Olympic and Indoor Championships he won last year, is among 10 men who were named by the IAAF.

A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.

“The IAAF Council and the IAAF Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the IAAF’s social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook and Twitter later this week; a ‘like’ or ‘favourite’ will count as one vote, an IAAF release said.

“The IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50 per cent of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25 per cent of the final result.

“Voting closes on 16 October. At the conclusion of the voting process, three men and three women finalists will be announced by the IAAF.”

The full list of nominees are:

Men
Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT)
Pawel Fajdek (POL)
Mohamed Farah (GBR)
Sam Kendricks (USA)
Elijah Manangoi (KEN)
Luvo Manyonga RSA)
Omar McLeod (JAM)
Christian Taylor (USA)
Wayde van Niekerk (RSA)
Johannes Vetter (GER)

Women
Almaz Ayana (ETH)
Maria Lasitskene (ANA)
Hellen Obiri (KEN)
Sally Pearson (AUS)
Sandra Perkovic (CRO)
Brittney Reese (USA)
Caster Semenya (RSA)
Ekaterini Stefanidi (GRE)
Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)
Anita Wlodarczyk (POL)

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