Nijel Amos (Botswana) / Photo credit: IAAF - Giancarlo Colombo

Nijel Amos (Botswana) / Photo credit: IAAF - Giancarlo Colombo

Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) at the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Thur Nov 20, 2014 / Photo credit: IAAF / Giancarlo Colombo

Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) at the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Thur Nov 20, 2014 / Photo credit: IAAF / Giancarlo Colombo

Nijel Amos (Botswana) / Photo credit: IAAF - Giancarlo Colombo

Nijel Amos (Botswana) / Photo credit: IAAF - Giancarlo Colombo

World marathon record-holder Dennis Kimetto (Kenya) / Photo credit: IAAF - Giancarlo Colombo

World marathon record-holder Dennis Kimetto (Kenya) / Photo credit: IAAF - Giancarlo Colombo

Anna Dibaba, Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) and Mercy Cherono (Kenya) / Photo Credit: Mercy Cherono

Anna Dibaba, Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) and Mercy Cherono (Kenya) / Photo Credit: Mercy Cherono

Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) at the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Thur Nov 20, 2014 / Photo credit: IAAF / Giancarlo Colombo

Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) at the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Thur Nov 20, 2014 / Photo credit: IAAF / Giancarlo Colombo

Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) at the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Thur Nov 20, 2014 / Photo credit: IAAF / Giancarlo Colombo

Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) at the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Thur Nov 20, 2014 / Photo credit: IAAF / Giancarlo Colombo

Genzebe Dibaba and her sister Anna ahead of the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Thursday Nov 20, 2014 / Photo credit: IAAF / Giancarlo Colombo

Genzebe Dibaba and her sister Anna ahead of the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Thursday Nov 20, 2014 / Photo credit: IAAF / Giancarlo Colombo

Mercy Cherono - Kenya / Photo Credit: Mercy Cherono

Mercy Cherono - Kenya / Photo Credit: Mercy Cherono

Dennis Kimetto, Silas Kiplagat and Mercy Cherono (Kenya) / Photo Credit: Mercy Cherono

Dennis Kimetto, Silas Kiplagat and Mercy Cherono (Kenya) / Photo Credit: Mercy Cherono

A cross-section of top African athletes at the 2014 IAAF World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Friday November 21st. Photography credit: IAAF / Giancarlo Colombo and Mercy Cherono.