Tuesday 8 June 2004 Monte Carlo, Monaco - Kenenisa Bekele is the first ever
IAAF World Rankings Performer of the Month after his record run in Hengelo.
This new feature of the IAAF World Rankings starts this month and will
honour the best athletes in various categories. At the end of each month a male
and a female athlete will be chosen based on their Performance Scores, and the
athlete with the highest Performance Score will be the “Top Performer of
the Month”. Also, best performances will be noted for track, field, road
running, race walking and junior athletes in both the male and female
The first month to see the new addition to the Rankings is May, when the
outdoor season truly began in Europe and the United States. Interestingly
enough, the month started with the top female performance and ended with the
top male performance for the inaugural listings.