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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Four-time winner Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, triple gold medallists at the recent IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, in August, are among the nominees for the IAAF Athlete of the Year award.
The list of 20 athletes, 10 males and 10 females, was announced yesterday morning after the candidates were selected by an IAAF panel of athletics experts, a release on the IAAF website said.
According to the release, "An e-mail poll involving the World Athletics Family began on Tuesday and will close on Sunday, October 27 and after that, three male and three female finalists will be selected and announced by the IAAF.
"The Council of the International Athletic Foundation will then select the male and female winners, with the announcement taking place live on stage during the 2013 World Athletics Gala on Saturday, November 16, 2013," the release also said.
Bolt, who won the last two awards, captured the men's 100m and retained his 200m title at the World Championships before leading Jamaica to a fifth straight major gold medal in the men's 4x100m relay title.
Fraser-Pryce had her best season ever, winning the sprint double in Moscow then leading the Jamaican team to a national record and gold medal in the women's 4x100m relay before copping the IAAF Diamond League double in the 100m and 200m.
Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Usain Bolt with their awards at the annual
RJR National Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards ceremony earlier this year.
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