Eliud Kipchoge takes NN Mission Marathon, photo by NN Running
Elaine Thompson Herah, 2021 Pre Classic, photo by How Lao Photography
Athletics Weekly is one of oldest global magazines on track & field. AW was founded in 1945 (using a number 3 on its first issue, as post war England did not allow premier magazines, only established publications) and Track & Field News founded in 1948.
AW picked Elaine Thompson Herah and Eliud Kipchoge as their top athletes for 2021.
Elaine and Eliud by AW readers
LONDON (GBR): Elaine Thompson-Herah and Eliud Kipchoge were voted international athletes of the year by readers of AW. Sifan Hassan and Faith Kipyegon were second and third – as were Andre de Grasse and Karsten Warholm. Christine Mboma and Sasha Zhoya took the junior plaudits. Elaine Thompson’s 10.54 beat Karsten Warholm’s 45.94 in the vote for performance of the year.