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2013 Athletes of the Year – and the men’s finalists are…

With less than two weeks to go until the 2013 World Athletics Gala, the IAAF has the pleasure in announcing the names of the three male athletes who are still in contention to become the 2013 World Athlete of the Year.

The finalists were selected after a month-long poll of the World Athletics Family. *

The Council of the International Athletics Foundation will select the male and female winners, with the announcement taking place live on stage during the 2013 World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Saturday 16 November 2013.

The men’s finalists for the World Athlete of the Year Award are (athletes listed in alphabetical order):

Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
Bohdan Bondarenko (Ukraine)
Mohamed Farah (Great Britain)

The three women’s finalists will be announced on Tuesday 5 November.

*World Athletics Family: IAAF & IAF Council Members; IAAF National Member Federations; IAAF Committee & Commission Members; IAAF Meeting Directors; IAAF Athlete Ambassadors; athletes’ representatives; top athletes; members of the international press; IAAF staff members & the IAAF’s official partners.