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Monday, 18 November 2013

Usain Bolt & Fraser-Pryce Crowned 2013 World Athletes of the Year

Usain Bolt (JAM) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) were named the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year for 2013 on Saturday.
Bolt won the award for the 5th time, while Fraser-Pryce is a 1st-time winner. Both athletes will receive a prize of US$100,000.

Usain 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. Bolt won 10 out of his 11 100m races (including heats), and was unbeaten in his 5 races over 200m. 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 26, regained her 100m title at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, winning in 10.71 which remained the fastest time of the year. After having run the fastest time of the year in the 200m, 22.13 at the Jamaican championships in June, she went on to win the gold medal over the longer distance in Moscow.

Like her compatriot Bolt, she also anchored the Jamaican 4x100m team to victory, a national record and the second fastest time in history. She becomes the 2nd Jamaican woman to win, after Merlene Ottey in 1990.


  1. Usain Bolt- perhaps athlete of the century, if he's not later found to av doped!

  2. See Shirley Ann muscular arms shaa.