Saturday 24 February 2018

Mo Farah on three-man shortlist for IAAF World Athlete of the Year

Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates his win during the Diamond League Athletics meeting 'Weltklasse' on August 24, 2017 at the Letziground stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Robert Hradil/Getty Images)
Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates his win during the Diamond League Athletics meeting 'Weltklasse' on August 24, 2017 at the Letziground stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Robert Hradil/Getty Images)

Mo Farah has been nominated for the 2017 IAAF World Athlete of the Year award for the third time in four years.

Wayde van Niekerk, the 400m champion from South Africa, and Qatar's high jump world champion Mutaz Essa Barshim, complete the IAAF shortlist.

Farah, 34, has twice lost out to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt for the IAAF accolade.

The 2017 winner will be announced at the IAAF Athletics Awards in Monaco on November 24.

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