As our weekly search for the greatest athletes on Earth continues, we close the book on another thrilling baseball season and begin a new chapter featuring a multitude of sports hitting their respective strides.
Geoffrey Kamworor won his first New York City Marathon on Sunday, finishing three seconds ahead of 2014 victor Wilson Kipsang. Columbia forward Arthur Bosua earned Ivy League Men's Soccer Player of the Week honors for his four-goal outburst against Harvard. And Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford earned NHL's First Star of the Week after recording a pair of shutouts in three games.
And now for our Top 5 …
5. T.Y. Hilton
Hilton's savvy helped him explode in the Colts' 20-14 victory over the hobbled Houston Texans. He broke free for an 80-yard touchdown after pretending to be stopped near Houston's 30-yard line. He finished the day with five grabs for 175 yards and a pair of scores.
T.Y. Hilton takes a page out of Marvin Harrison's book.- Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 5, 2017
Plays possum. Gets up. 80-YARD TOUCHDOWN! pic.twitter.com/4X84JtnGtw
4. Kristaps Porzingis
Porzingis earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors, living up to his nickname and Halloween costume over three spectacular games. He notched a career high with 40 points, including 24 over the game's last 13 minutes, to help the Knicks come back from a 19-point deficit to beat the Pacers for their fifth win in six games.
Not in KP's 🏡 pic.twitter.com/G41pyUWYAV- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 6, 2017
3. Baker Mayfield
Mayfield set a new program record with 598 passing yards in Oklahoma's wild 62-52 victory over rival Oklahoma State on Saturday. He threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as he made the Heisman Trophy race a little tighter.
2. George Springer
Springer's historic stretch of play in the Fall Classic earned him World Series MVP honors as the Astros won their first-ever title. His five homers in the seven-game set against the Dodgers are tied for the most ever in the World Series. Springer set Series records for extra-base hits and total bases, and his Game 7 blast essentially sealed the deal for Houston.
1. Shalane Flanagan
Flanagan made history on Sunday, becoming the first American female to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years with a time of two hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds. Before her victory, the last American woman to win the Marathon was Miki Gorman, who won back-to-back races in 1976 and '77. Flanagan finished more than a minute before the second-place finisher, Kenya's Mary Keitany.