Mutaz Essa Barshim, photo by PhotoRun.net
Barshim and Lasitskene
LONDON (GBR): High jumpers Mutaz Essa Barshim and Mariya Lasitskene are Athletes of the Year 2017 by readers of Athletics International. Barshim got 592 points over Wayde van Niekerk 577 and Mo Farah 520. In the top also fourth Sam Kendricks, fifth Johannes Vetter and sixth Luvo Manyonga. In the 7th Pawel Fajdek ahead of Eliud Kipchoge and two Frenchmen Kevin Mayer and Yohan Diniz. In the women order Lasitskene 657 points more clearer ahead of Anita Wlodarczyk 599 and Ekaterini Stefanidi 505 with Nafi Thiam 495. In next order Sandra Perkovic 5th, Hellen Obiri 6th and Caster Semenya 7th. The top ten is completed by African runners Almaz Ayana, Joyciline Jepkosgei and Mary Keitany.
Mariya Lasitskene, photo by PhotoRun.net