Statistician Peter Matthews’ assessment of form and achievements during 2016

These merit rankings of male British athletes are an assessment of form and achievements during the 2016 outdoor season by Peter Matthews from Athletics International.

The major factors by which the rankings are determined are win-loss record, performances in major meetings, and sequence of marks.

This year the major targets for top athletes were the Olympic Games or the European Championships and for younger athletes the World Junior Championships or the European Youth Championships.

Below you will find the top three in each men’s event. The top three in the women’s rankings can be found here, while international men’s and women’s rankings will be published online in the coming days. The full British top-12 list for every event (except in those events where there were insufficient British athletes producing adequate performances), including the details of athletes’ seasons, are featured in our December 15 bumper 112-page end-of-year stats special, which is available to buy and read digitally here.

100m
1 Joel Fearon
2 Adam Gemili
3 Chijindu Ujah

200m
1 Adam Gemili
2 Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
3 Danny Talbot

400m

1 Matthew Hudson-Smith
2 Rabah Yousif
3 Martyn Rooney

800m
1 Michael Rimmer
2 Elliot Giles
3 Charlie Grice

1500m – 1 mile
1 Mohamed Farah
2 Charlie Grice
3 Chris O’Hare

5000m
1 Mohamed Farah
2 Andrew Butchart
3 Tom Farrell

10,000m
1 Mohamed Farah
2 Ross Millington
3 Dewi Griffiths

10 miles – half-marathon
1 Mohamed Farah
2 Callum Hawkins
3 Chris Thompson

Marathon
1 Callum Hawkins
2 Tsegai Tewelde
3 Derek Hawkins

3000m steeplechase
1 Rob Mullett
2 Zak Seddon
3 Tom Wade

110m hurdles

1 Andrew Pozzi
2 David Omoregie
3 Lawrence Clarke

400m hurdles

1 Jack Green
2 Sebastian Rodger
3 Rhys Williams

High jump

1 Robbie Grabarz
2 Chris Baker
3 Allan Smith

Pole vault

1 Luke Cutts
2 Steven Lewis
3 Max Eaves

Long jump
1 Greg Rutherford
2 Daniel Bramble
3 Daniel Gardiner

Triple jump
1 Julian Reid
2 Nathan Douglas
3 Ben Williams

Shot
1 Scott Lincoln
2 Scott Rider
3 Gareth Winter

Discus

1 Brett Morse
2 Zane Duquemin
3 Nicholas Percy

Hammer

1 Chris Bennett
2 Mark Dry
3 Nick Miller

Javelin
1 Harry Hughes
2 Matti Mortimore
3 Joe Dunderdale

Decathlon
1 Ashley Bryant
2 Ben Gregory
3 Timothy Duckworth

20km walk

1 Tom Bosworth
2 Daniel King
3 Dominic King

50km walk
1 Dominic King
2 Daniel King

» For the full top-12 list for every event (except in those events where there were insufficient British athletes producing adequate performances), including the details of athletes’ seasons, see the December 15 bumper 112-page end-of-year stats special edition of AW, which is available to buy and read digitally here.

» Peter Matthews is the co-editor of Athletics International. For more information on receiving the Athletics International newsletter email mel@gardencourt.fsnet.co.uk