Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Bohdan Bondarenko for the men and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Valeria Adams and Zuzana Hejnova are the IAAF Athlete of the Year nominees. I like the award picks as the fans, media and IAAF family pick the finalists.
IAAF FINALISTS ANNOUNCED, JAMAICAN FAVORITES
MONACO (MON): IAAF announced three finalists for the 2013 World Athlete of the Year title. Usain Bolt as top favorite, along with British runner Mo Farah and Ukrainian high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko, who was recently voted European Athlete of the Year. Among women top favorite also Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, finalists also shot putter Valerie Adams and Czech 400 m hurdler Zuzana Hejnova. Winners will be announced at the 2013 World Athletics Gala on November 16 as usual in Monte Carlo. The finalists were selected after a month-long poll of the World Athletics Family.