Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mohammed, Meseret and Tirunesh nominated for 2013 WORLD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD


The IAAF is pleased to announce the names of the 10 men and 10 women who have been shortlisted for the 2013 World Athlete of the Year Award. The candidates have been selected by an IAAF panel of athletics experts*.

An email poll involving the World Athletics Family** begins today, Tuesday 1 October, and will close on Sunday 27 October, midnight CET. 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 then select the male and female winners, with the announcement taking place live on stage during the 2013 World Athletics Gala on Saturday 16 November 2013.

The candidates for the World Athlete of the Year Award are (athletes listed in alphabetical order):

Men 
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)

Women 
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)