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DINA ASHER-SMITH is among the short list for the IAAF’s fe­male ath­lete of the year with the win­ner an­nounced at the global gov­ern­ing body’s awards in Monaco on De­cem­ber 4.

The Euro­pean 100m and 200m cham­pion is up against Beatrice Chep­koech, the world steeple­chase record-breaker from Kenya; Si­fan Has­san, the Euro­pean 5000m gold medal­list from the Nether­lands; Ca­ter­ine Ibar­guen, the Colom­bian win­ner of mul­ti­ple triple and long jump com­pe­ti­tions in 2018; Mariya La­sitskene, world in­door and Euro­pean cham­pion at high jump from Rus­sia; Shau­nae Miller-Uibo, the Ba­hamian 200/400m run­ner who is un­beaten this year; San­dra Perkovic, who took her fifth Euro­pean dis­cus ti­tle this year for Croa­tia; Nafi Thiam, the Euro­pean hep­athlon gold medal­list from Bel­gium; Anita Wlo­dar­czyk, Euro­pean ham­mer win­ner from Poland; and Caster Se­menya, the South African 800m run­ner un­beaten at her event in 2018.

Con­tenders for the men’s award in­clude Tim­o­thy Cheruiyot, the world No.1 at 1500m and the mile from Kenya; Chris­tian Cole­man, world in­door cham­pion and Di­a­mond League 100m win­ner from the US; Ar­mand Du­plan­tis, world un­der-20 and Euro­pean pole vault gold medal­list from Swe­den; Eliud Kip­choge, marathon world record­breaker from Kenya; Em­manuel Korir, world 800m No.1 from Kenya; Luvo Many­onga, South African long jump star; Kevin Mayer, France’s de­cathlon world record-breaker; Ab­der­rah­man Samba, world No.1 at 400m hur­dles from Qatar; Noah Lyles, Amer­i­can sprint tal­ent; and Tom Walsh, New Zealand’s world in­door, Com­mon­wealth and Di­a­mond League shot put cham­pion.

Dina Asher Smith: one of 10 fe­male con­tenders

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