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2024 Indoor Men’s Athletes Of The Year

2024 Indoor Men’s Athletes Of The Year

Having previously won in every other category, Grant Holloway earned World Indoor AOY selection. (GIANCARLO COLOMBO/PHOTO RUN)

THE BIG CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS generally turned out to be the ultimate proving grounds for sorting out this year’s 4 AOY choices.

Our 2024 awards:

World Men: Grant Holloway (US)

No matter what the category, hurdle star Grant Holloway — who’s still just 26, has now been its T&FN Indoor AOY.

Prior to this year’s World honor, the Virginia native was the No. 1 American (’22), Collegian (’19) & High Schooler (’15).

Holloway continued to be unbeatable in the 60H, and cranked out the year’s 6 fastest times, topped by a World Record 7.27(A) and twice matching the all-time low-altitude best of 7.29.

His margin of victory at the World Indoor was a stunning 0.14 seconds.

A trio of Honorable Mentions: American Ryan Crouser scared the WR in the shot and put up all-time performances 2, 3 & 5; Scot Josh Kerr claimed the 2M WR at Millrose and thrilled the Glaswegian crowd with his WC 3000 win; Canada’s Christopher Morales Williams took down the 400 WR and followed up with the No. 6 performance ever.

The 5 most recent previous winners: ’23 — Mondo Duplantis (Sweden) ’22 — Duplantis; ’21 — Ryan Crouser (US); ’20 — Duplantis; ’19 — Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia).

U.S. Men: Holloway (adidas)

As the World AOY Holloway was the obvious choice here, moving back to the top after a year away. Since undercover AOYs started being chosen in the mid-’60s, Holloway is the first 2-time U.S. winner.

World Honorable Mention Crouser is joined in the HM category here by 60 gold medalist Christian Coleman (the ’17 & ’18 winner) and weight WR-setter Daniel Haugh.

The 5 most recent previous winners: ’23 — Ryan Crouser (Nike); ’22 — Grant Holloway (adidas); ’21 — Crouser; ’20 — Crouser; ’19 — Donavan Brazier (Nike).

Collegiate Men: Christopher Morales Williams (Georgia)

Still just 19, Morales Williams embarked on his soph year with a PR 46.05 in January. Promising, but no sign of what was to come as 2 weeks later he jammed the Canadian Record all the way down to 45.39.But he wasn’t done: another 2 weeks after that he claimed the WR at 44.49. He finished off with history’s No. 6 time, 44.67.

HM to a pair of double NCAA champs. Texas Tech’s Terrence Jones, a Bahamian junior, won the 60 and 200. He also led both yearly lists, at 6.47 and 20.31. Northern Arizona junior Nico Young won national titles in…

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