Chef Ramzi wrote:
Lots of worthy contenders. Bolt winning 3 more golds, Farah with another double, Schippers, Dibaba with that ridiculous last 800, Merrit medaling a few days before a kidney transplant, & various others.
Ashton Eaton wins it for me. WR and that 45.00 400m. I usually gloss over the multi eventers but this guy is increble.
Christian Taylor: now second longest legal TJ ever.
Julias Yego: now third longest JT ever .
Wayde Van Nieker: now fourth fast 400m ever.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: sixth and seventh WC golds.
Usain Bolt: ninth, tenth and eleventh WC golds.
Ezekiel Kemboi: now up to four WC golds.
Allyson Felix: ninth WC gold.
Asbel Kiprop: third WC gold.
Jessica Ennis: second WC gold, only back competing after having child in May.
Vivian Cheruiyot: fourth WC gold, back after missing 2013 and 2014 due to starting family.
Almaz Ayana: 8:19 closing 3000m in biggest winning margin ever at 5000m.
David Rudisha: second WC gold, returning from injury problems.
It's one hell of a cohort at the moment. (Consider that we didn't see the best of various current athletes that are probably among the best ever like Lavillenie, Barshim, W. Kipsang, Kimetto, Amos, Adams.)
Quite possible that one or more of Dibaba, Ayana, Kiprop could produce a world record before the end of the season now.