Bolt, Fraser-Pryce are IAAF athletes of the year
MONACO -- Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were chosen world athletes of the year on Saturday.
Bolt received the IAAF award for the fifth time. He won the 100, 200 and 4x100-meter relay at the world championships in Moscow last month. He won the same three races at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and 2009 worlds.
Fraser-Pryce earned the award for the first time by regaining the 100 title at the worlds, and anchoring the victorious 4x100 women's relay. She also had the year's best 200 time.
Bolt finished ahead of British runner Mo Farah and high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine.
The other women's nominees were world champion shot-putter Valerie Adams of New Zealand, and world hurdles champion Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic.
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