Sifan Hassan survived the final selection in the battle for the World Athlete of the Year title on Tuesday. The Dutch athlete is one of the five remaining contenders.
The 26-year-old Hassan has had a great season, in which she recently won the world title in the 1,500 and 10,000 meters. She is the first Dutch with two gold medals in one World Cup.
Furthermore, the born Ethiopian won the 1,500 and 5,000 meters in the Diamond League, set the world record on the English mile and set a European record in the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 meters.
The Jamaican Shally-Ann Fraser-Pryce (world titles in the 100 and 4x100 meters), the Kenyan Brigid Kosgei (world record in the marathon), the American Dalilah Muhammad (world record in the 400 meter hurdles and world title in the 4x400 meter hurdles) and the Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas (world champion hop-and-jump) are the other four nominees.
The prize is awarded on Saturday, November 23 at the annual gala of the global athletics association IAAF in Monaco. Last year Hassan, who recently won next to the prize for the best European athlete of 2019, had to leave the honorary title to the Colombian Caterine Ibargüen.