With one week to go until the 2014 World Athletics Gala in Monaco, we are delighted to announce another three winners who will be honoured on 21 November.
Following the announcement earlier this week of the 12 athletes who will be inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame, we are now pleased to reveal the World Journalist of the Year, and the male and female Masters Athletes of the Year.
2014 IAAF World Journalist of the Year
Marc Ventouillac (FRA) | biography
Ventouillac is head of athletics at renowned French sports newspaper l’Equipe and since 2003 he has been a member of the IAAF Press Commission. He is a recipient of the “Prix Robert-Parenté”, awarded by a group of international French athletics journalists, and in 2014 he became a distinguished member of the AIPS Executive Committee, Europe and president of the AIPS Athletics Commission.
2014 Masters' Male Athlete of the Year
Guido Muller (GER) | biography
Having started out in athletics at the age of 11, Muller is still going strong 64 years later. Since turning 45 in 1983, Muller has gained 126 national masters titles, 82 at the European level and 36 at the World Masters Championships. He also holds 17 world masters records across various age groups from M45 to M75, four of which were set this year.
2014 Masters' Female Athlete of the Year
Lavinia Petrie (AUS) | biography
Since turning 70, Petrie has been on a record-breaking run, setting multiple world records in her age group across middle and long distances. At the start of 2014, Petrie set world W70 records over 3000m and 10,000m in the same day. During the same competition, she broke the W70 world best in the half marathon. Two months later, she took a 46-second chunk off her own W70 10,000m world best.