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Bolt, Fraser-Pryce Named Among IAAF Athlete Of The Year Nominees For 2013


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Two Jamaicans are among the 10 men and 10 women shortlisted by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) to take the coveted 2013 World Athlete of the Year Award. 

The Jamaican athletes named in an announcement by the federation today are Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

An email poll involving the world athletics family begins today, and will close on October 27, at midnight.

The IAAF say the candidates have been selected by an IAAF panel of athletics experts made up of representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.

The world athletics family consists of IAAF and IAF council members; IAAF national member federations; IAAF committee and commission members; IAAF meeting directors; IAAF athlete ambassadors; athletes’ representatives; top athletes; members of the international press; IAAF staff members and the IAAF’s official partners.

At the conclusion of the voting process, three male and three female finalists will be selected and announced by the IAAF.

The Council of the International Athletic Foundation will select the male and female winners, whose names will be announced during the 2013 World Athletics Gala on November 16.

The Candidates for the World Athlete of the Year Award are:

Mohammed Aman (ETH)
Usain Bolt (JAM)
Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR)
Ashton Eaton (USA)
Mohamed Farah (GBR)
Robert Harting (GER)
Wilson Kipsang (KEN)
Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)
LaShawn Merritt (USA)
Teddy Tamgho (FRA)

Valerie Adams (NZL)
Abeba Aregawi (SWE)
Meseret Defar (ETH)
Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)
Zuzana Hejnova (CZE)
Caterine Ibargüen (COL)
Sandra Perkovic (CRO)
Brianna Rollins (USA)
Svetlana Shkolina (RUS)


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