The 2015 best athletes of the year

Two stars of Beijing 2015 are awarded the title of IAAF World Athletes of the Year.


The American Ashton Eaton and Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba were named IAAF athletes of the year. Both, in the course of 2015, have set a world record and won a gold medal at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 respectively in the decathlon and 1500 m. Ashton Eaton, first decathlete to win the title of Athlete of the Year, with when he set a world record of 9045 points and improved his own record by nine points; his memorable performance in the 400 meters, finishing with a time of 45.00. Genzebe Dibaba, after setting the indoor world record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14: 18.86, won the five races in the 1500 m in which she participated during the summer, setting a new world record with a time of 3: 50.07; the previous record held since 1993. In Beijing, in addition to gold in the 1500m, Genzebe Dibaba won the bronze medal in the 5000m.

Photo Giancarlo Colombo  / IAAF