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AIMS/ASICS World Athlete of the Year Awards Information Page

each winner is awarded a golden ASICS shoe


The AIMS/ASICS World athlete of the year awards were founded in 1992 and are decided each year by way of nominations made by the members of the world body The Association of International Marathons & Road Races (AIMS) member races. The membership totals some 170 races in over 70 countries covering every continent of the world. A male and female winner are recognised each year for their outstanding athletic achievement and as ambassadors for their sport and country. The award is sponsored by sports company ASICS and each winner is awarded a golden ASICS shoe. Winners To Date
Year of award male winner female winner
1992 Benson Masya (Kenya) Liz McColgan (Scotland)
1993 Dionicio Ceron (Mexico) No Award
1994 Vincent Rousseau (Belgium) Uta Pippig (Germany)
1995 No Award Tegla Loroupe (Kenya)
1996 Paul Tergat (Kenya) Uta Pippig (Germany)
1997 Josia Thugwane (South Africa) Tegla Loroupe (Kenya)
1998 Ronaldo da Costa (Brazil) Tegla Loroupe (Kenya)
1999 Abel Anton (Spain) Tegla Loroupe (Kenya)
2000 Gezahenge Abera (Ethiopia) Naoko Takahashi (Japan)
2001 Josephat Kiprono (Kenya) Catherine Ndereba (Kenya)
2002 Khalid Kannouchi (USA) Paula Radcliffe (England)

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