While many other end-of-year honours are picked by various panels of experts, the Athletics Weekly athletes of the year awards are judged by you, the readers.
Who are your athletes of 2017?
So here is your chance to have your say. There are 10 categories covering the leading British and international athletes, plus categories for masters and ‘best British breakthrough’.
We also have a new category this year where you can choose the winner of a lifetime achievement award.
There are no prizes with these awards but athletes will have the satisfaction of knowing they have the support of the most knowledgeable athletics readership in the world.
INTERNATIONAL MALE ATHLETE
Retained his world 10,000m title and claimed 5000m silver, going on to win the Diamond League title for the shorter distance in Zurich before switching his attention to the roads and winning his fourth consecutive Simplyhealth Great North Run title.
The Kenyan further reinforced his position as arguably the finest marathon runner of all time, clocking 2:00:25 for 26.2 miles during Nike’s controversial ‘Breaking2’ attempt and going on to win the Berlin Marathon again in 2:03:32.
Wayde van Niekerk:
The South African (left) claimed world 400m gold and 200m silver, ran the world-leading time of 43.62 for the one lap event and was second fastest in 2017 at 200m. His 30.81 300m broke a 17-year-old world best.
Mutaz Essa Barshim:
Undefeated in 2017, the Qatari high jumper achieved the three best clearances of the year, led by his world-leading 2.40m, and nine of the best 11, winning the world title and Diamond League title on the way.
The best long jumper in the world this year, the South African soared out to 8.65m and had eight of the best nine leaps. Undefeated this summer, his wins included world and Diamond League titles.
The world 110m hurdles champion clocked a world-leading Jamaican record of 12.90 to move him to joint fifth on the all-time list. The top three times this year were run by him, and five of the top six.
His 18.11m in Eugene in May was the best in the world this year and the American’s win in London saw him secure his third world triple jump title.
In a competition which saw a remarkable series of PBs, the German javelin star threw 94.44m to move to second on the world all-time list and he backed that up with a world championships win.
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE ATHLETE
Dominated the 800m in 2017 with an undefeated streak that included the world final. The South African also clocked the fastest time in the world for nine years with 1:55.16 and at 1500m finished third in the world final.
On the roads the Kenyan set a world 10km record of 29:43 in Prague before improving her half-marathon mark to 64:51 in Valencia.
Competing under the neutral flag, the Russian went undefeated in the high jump all year, winning world gold and taking the Diamond League title. Her best of 2.06m moved her to equal No.5 all-time, too.
Undefeated in the hammer in 2017, the Polish athlete threw the second-best mark in history of 82.87m and took world gold in London.
After setting a world lead of 7013 in Gotzis to move to No.3 on the world all-time rankings, the Belgian heptathlete won the world title in London in style.
The Kenyan won the 5000m title and took the Diamond League series during a season that saw her unbeaten at 5000m. She set world leads at 3000m and 5000m, too.
The Croatian’s season’s best of 71.41m was the best women’s discus throw in the world since 1992,
while in addition she won the Diamond League and took the world title in London.
Set a Greek record of 4.91m to go equal fourth on the world all- time lists in addition to being undefeated all year in a season that saw her clinch global gold and Diamond League series victory.