Index  
   
   
   
Athletics
   
   
   
Awards
   
   
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I.A.A.F  World Athlete of the Year    

       

Men   Women  

       
1988 Carl Lewis USA Florence Griffith-Joyner USA
1990 Roger Kingdom USA Ana Fidelia Quirot CUB
1990 Steve Backley GBR Merlene Ottey JAM
1991 Carl Lewis USA Katrin Krabbe GER
1992 Kevin Young USA Heike Henkel GER
1993 Colin Jackson GBR Sally Gunnell GBR
1994 Noureddine Morceli ALG Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA
1995 Jonathan Edwards GBR Gwen Torrence USA
1996 Michael Johnson USA Svetlana Masterkova RUS
1997 Wilson Kipketer DEN Marion Jones USA
1998 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Marion Jones USA
1999 Michael Johnson USA Gabriele Szabo ROM
2000 Jan Zelezny CZE Marion Jones USA
2001 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR Stacy Dragila USA
2002 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR Paula Radcliffe GBR
2003 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR Hestrie Cloete RSA
2004 Kenenisa Bekele ETH Yelena Isinbayeva RUS
2005 Kenenisa Bekele ETH Yelena Isinbayeva RUS
2006 Asafa Powell JAM Sanya Richards USA
2007 Tyson Gay USA Meseret Defar ETH
2008 Usain Bolt JAM Yelena Isinbayeva RUS
2009 Usain Bolt JAM Sanya Richards USA
2010 David Rudisha KEN Blanka Vlasic CRO
2011 Usain Bolt JAM Sally Pearson AUS
2012 Usain Bolt JAM Allyson Felix USA
2013 Usain Bolt JAM Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce JAM
2014 Renaud Lavillenie FRA Valerie Adams NZL
2015
Ashton Eaton
USA
Genzebe Dibaba
ETH
2016
Usain Bolt
JAM
Almaz Ayana
ETH