Katarina Johnson-Thompson nominated for IAAF World Athlete of the Year award

Great Britain’s world heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson has been nominated for the IAAF World Athlete of the Year award.

The 26-year-old also won the European indoor pentathlon title in March to put her among 11 nominees in the women’s category.

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won 100m gold at the World Championships for the fourth time, is also one of the leading contenders.

However, fellow Brit Dina Asher-Smith has been overlooked as a nominee despite winning three World Championships medals, with gold in the 200m and two silvers in the 100m and 4x100m relay.

In the men’s category, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge – the first person to run a marathon in under two hours – and American world champion 100m sprinter Christian Coleman are the front runners for the award.

The winners are due to be announced at a ceremony in Monaco on December 23.

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