Bolt & Fraser-Pryce Crowned World Athletes Of 2013

Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been crowned the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year, 2013. This was done by the sport’s governing body IAAF at a ceremony in Monaco on November 16.

Bolt, 27, previously the World Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, successfully regained his 100m title and won the 200m at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, winning the latter final in a 2013 world-leading time of 19.66. He concluded his World Championships by anchoring a Jamaican quartet to the gold medals in the 4x100m Relay.

Fraser-Pryce, 26, emulated Bolt and regained the 100m title at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, winning in 10.71 which remained the fastest time of the year and, like Bolt again, also won gold medals in the 200m and 4x100m relay in Moscow.

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