Mare Dibaba broke 2:20 and won Worlds this year so she deserves to be #1, particularly when you factor in she was also 2nd in Boston. Speaking of Boston, there, Desi Linden ran the fastest time on the year for the US and placed the highest of any American in a major this year.
The men's 1500 may be the best event in all of track and field and yet Asbel Kiprop continues to find at way to get the job done. Is he now the GOAT? It also was a good year for Nick Willis, Matthew Centrowitz and Ben Blankenship.
David Rudisha lost the most races of his pro career this year but he's our #1. We tell you why. How could we possibly rank Boris Berian as the US #1 when he didn't even make the final at USAs? Because Nick Symmonds told us to.