International athletics governing body World Athletics has announced on Wednesday it has nominated three African athletes for this year’s Women’s World Athlete of the Year award.
Faith Kipyegon of Kenya, Tigst Assefa and Gudaf Tsegay who are both Ethiopian are among the 11 female athletes nominated for this year’s awards.
According to Wanda Diamond League, Ms Kipyegon’s record-breaking season has positioned her as “the first athlete in Diamond League history to break a world record in multiple disciplines and the first to break more than one world record in a single season”.
In September, Assefa won the Berlin marathon by setting a new marathon world record.
Tsegay set a world record in the 5,000m.
The winners will be announced on December 11, after voting.