Sifan Hassan is one of the eleven nominees in the election for world athlete of the year. Last week it was announced that she could win the prize for best European athlete of 2019.
The 26-year-old Hassan has had a great season, in which she recently wrote history at the World Championships in Doha. She won gold in the 1,500 and 10,000 meters and is the first Dutch with two world titles in one tournament.
Furthermore, the born Ethiopian won the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters in the Diamond League, improved the world record on the English mile (1,609 meters) and ran a European record in the 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters.
Alongside Hassan are runners Shally-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Salwa Eid Naser and Hellen Obiri, Beatrice Chepkoech (steeplechase), Katarina Johnson-Thompson (all-around camp), Brigid Kosgei (marathon), Mariya Lasitskene (high jump), Malaika Mihambo (long jump), Dalilah Muhammad (hurdling) and Yulimar Rojas (hop, jump) nominated.
The prize will be awarded on Saturday, November 23 at the annual IAAF gala in Monaco. Last year Hassan had to leave the honorary title to the Colombian Caterine Ibargüen.