Who will be the best athletes of the year?
The announcement of the names will be made during the 2014 IAAF World Athletics Gala.
Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monte Carlo will be held the annual World Athletics Gala. As always, the most exciting moment of the evening will be the announcement of the names of the best athletes of 2014. To contend for the title in 2014 World Athletes of the Year will be: among men Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qat), Dennis Kipruto Kimetto (Ken) and Renaud Lavillenie (Fra); among women Valerie Adams (Nzl), Genzebe Dibaba (Eth) and Dafne Schippers (Ned). The finalists were chosen after a two-week survey, which involved members of the IAAF Council and IAF, the national federations members of the IAAF, the members of the Commission and the IAAF, the directors of the meeting IAAF, athletes ambassadors IAAF, the representative of the athletes, the best athletes, members of the international press, the staff members and IAAF official partner of the IAAF.