As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to reflect on some of the top athletes of 2017. Now there are many, many names that could have easily earned a spot on this list. But to keep it short and not have a 20 page story, this list is narrowed down to the top five athletes per gender. Efforts were made to include athletes from all forms of running, jumping, and throwing. Be sure to share with us your top athletes of the year on social media.
Without further ado, here are our top athletes for 2017.