According to the organization’s Twitter, Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and American runner Delilah Muhammad are recognized as the best athletes of the season.
Kipchog this year won the London marathon, and also became the first athlete in history who managed to run the marathon in less than two hours.
Muhammad won two gold at the world championship in Qatar Doha and set a world record in running at a distance of 400 meters with hurdles.
In January, the All-Russian Athletics Federation published a list of athletes recognized as the best in 2018 according to the organization.
Then, in the nomination "Best Athlete" won the high jumper Maria Lasickene. The best athlete was Sergey Shubenkov, specializing in 110m hurdles.