2017 NYRR Pro Performer of the Year Nominees

2017 NYRR Pro Performer of the Year Nominees

New York Road Runners has announced 10 professional athletes as finalists for the 2017 NYRR Pro Performer of the Year. These finalists were chosen by an NYRR selection committee based on their performances at NYRR races in 2017.

Running fans, as well as members of the media, are invited to vote online for the top NYRR Pro Performer of the Year through 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, December 8. Voting by the members of the media will account for 50 percent of the final tally, while voting by fans will account for the other 50 percent. Read the rules for voting before completing your ballot.

The NYRR Pro Performer of the Year finalists are profiled below. Read about these amazing athletes, and cast your vote at the bottom of this page. Then check back during the week of December 11 to find out the winner!


And The Nominees Are...

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Mamitu Daska

Ethiopia

In April, Daska won the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K; she had placed second in the event in her only previous run there in 2014.

She made her TCS New York City Marathon debut in November, finishing third in 2:28:08.


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Shalane Flanagan

United States

She became the first American woman to win the open division at the TCS New York City Marathon in 40 years, posting the second-fastest time by an American woman ever in the race with a 2:26:53.


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Sifan Hassan

Netherlands

Her 4:19.19 in her NYRR Wanamaker Mile victory was an NYRR Millrose Games record and the fastest indoor mile run in the world in 2017.


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Molly Huddle

United States

She won her third-straight United Airlines NYC Half in March, and in November, she won the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships in a course-record time.


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Marcel Hug

Switzerland

The “Swiss Silver Bullet” won his second consecutive and third overall TCS New York City Marathon title in the men’s wheelchair division.


Geoffrey Kamworor

Kenya

He claimed the first major marathon victory of his career, winning the men’s open division at the TCS New York City Marathon over the 2014 champion and his compatriot Wilson Kipsang.


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Mary Keitany

Kenya

She won her second career NYRR New York Mini 10K in Central Park in June, and then finished her year with a fourth-straight podium placing at the TCS New York City Marathon, finishing as the runner-up.


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Manuela Schär

Switzerland

After finishing as runner-up at the TCS New York City Marathon three consecutive times, she won her first title in the event, outpacing five-time champion Tatyana McFadden.


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Jenny Simpson

United States

In September, she raced to a record-extending sixth 5th Avenue Mile title, matching PattiSue Plumer’s event record from of 4:16.6 from 1990 in the process.


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Nick Willis

New Zealand

He won the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile in 3:51.3, tying the men’s record with his fourth victory. The four-time Olympian from New Zealand is now tied with Isaac Viciosa of Spain for the most men’s 5th Avenue Mile titles.


Thank You for Voting

Voting for the 2017 NYRR Pro Performer of the Year has closed.

Check back during the week of December 11 when we'll announce this year's winner!

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