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Last chance to vote to help select the 2007 Athletes of the Year

MonteCarloOver the course of the last few weeks the IAAF has given you the unique chance to help select the 2007 World Athlete of the Year. The vote will close on Wednesday 31 October, midnight CET, so please make your decision as soon as possible.

It takes just one click to pick your choice of Athlete of the Year (Man and Woman) from the candidates list selected by a panel of IAAF Experts.

With the help of your votes, which will be added to a poll of IAAF Athletics Family members, a shortlist of 3 will then be presented to a Special Jury of the International Athletic Foundation, who will then make a final selection of the World Athlete of the Year and announce the winners, live on stage, at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Gala in Monaco on 25 November.


Candidates for the World Athlete of the Year Awards

Athletes listed in alphabetical order

Kenenisa Bekele   ETH
Tyson Gay    USA
Haile Gebrselassie  ETH 
Reese Hoffa   USA
Bernard Lagat   USA
Tero Pitkämäki  FIN
Asafa Powell   JAM
Irving Saladino  PAN
Zersenay Tadese  ERI
Jeremy Wariner  USA
Liu Xiang   CHN
Meseret Defar   ETH
Allyson Felix   USA
Yelena Isinbayeva  RUS
Maryam Yusuf Jamal  BRN
Janeth Jepkosgei  KEN
Lornah Kiplagat  NED
Carolina Klüft   SWE
Tatyana Lebedeva  RUS
Sanya Richards  USA
Valerie Vili   NZL
Blanka Vlasic   CRO