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Bolt, Fraser-Pryce win IAAF Athletes of the Year Awards

MONACO — Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were chosen world athletes of the year on Saturday.

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 4×100-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 4×100 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.

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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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