World Athletics has announced the nominees for Female Athlete of the Year and five African women in the race.
Letesenbet Gidey made the top list as the Ethiopian achieved the world record of 5,000m in 14:06.62 this year, while her compatriot, Ababel Yeshaneh, broke the semi-marathon world record in 1:04:31.
Alongside them are Kenyans Peres Jepchirchir and Faith Kipyegon. The first is the reigning world champion in the semi-marathon, while the second is undefeated in five races in all competitions.
Also nominated is another Kenyan, Hellen Obiri, unbeaten in three races over 3,000m and 5,000m.
Other favourites for the title are Dutchwoman, Sifan Hassan and Jamaican sprinter, Elaine Thompson-Herah.
British Laura Muir, Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela and another Dutchwoman, Femke Bol, are also in the race.
In addition to these two categories, six other trophies will be awarded on December 5 in Monaco.