Who Will Be Track's Athletes of the Year?
The finalists for the IAAF's athlete of the year awards were announced Monday, with few surprises.
Not surprisingly, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt -- who won three gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters and 4x100 relay in Beijing -- topped the list of male candidates.
The other finalists are Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele, who completed the men's 5,000-10,000 double in Beijing, and Cuba's Dayron Robles, who broke the 110-meter hurdles record in June and took the gold in Beijing.
Female candidates include Ethiopian distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba, who broke the o5,000 world record by over five minutes in June and swept the 5,000 and 10,000 in Beijing; Kenyan teenager Pamela Jelimo, who won the 800 in Beijing and collected the $1 million jackpot by winning her event at all six Golden League meetings, and Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, who set the 24th world record of her career to win the Olympic gold with a vault of 5.05 meters.
The winners will be announced on Nov. 23; in the meantime, cast your votes below.
November 10, 2008; 12:00 PM ET
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