Caster Semenya leads the women nominees after winning the 800 metres at the World Championships. Wayde van Niekerk is also one of the favourites in the mens category, he is up against Mo Farah and  Luvo Manyanga the long jump specialist.

Men: Wayde van Niekerk, Luvo Manyonga,  Johannes Vetter(GER), Christian Taylor (USA), Omar McLeod(Jam), Mutaz Essa Barshim(QAT), Mo Farah(GB), Sam Kendricks(USA), Elijah Manangoi(KEN)

Women: Caster Semenya, Almaz Ayana(ETH), Maria Lasitskene(ANA), Hellen Obiri(KEN), Sally Pearson(AUS), Sandra Perkovic(CRO), Brittney Reese(US), Ekaterini Stefanidi(GRE), Nafissatiou Thiam(BEL), Anita Wlodarcyk(POL)


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