13 OCT 2008 General News

Don’t Miss your chance to help select the 2008 World Athletes of the Year

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MonteCarloThe IAAF is giving you the unique chance to help select the 2008 World Athlete of the Year.

With the vote now open, it takes just a few clicks to pick your THREE finalists for the Athlete of the Year (Man and Woman) from the candidates list selected by a panel of IAAF Experts.

With the help of your votes, which will be added to a poll of IAAF Athletics Family members, a shortlist of 3 finalists will be presented to a Special Jury of the International Athletic Foundation, who will then make a final selection of the World Athlete of the Year and announce the winners, live on stage, at the 2008 IAAF World Athletics Gala in Monaco on 23 November.


Candidates for the World Athlete of the Year Awards
You have to pick your THREE FINALISTS!
Athletes listed in alphabetical order


Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)
Usain Bolt (JAM)
Bryan Clay (USA)
LaShawn Merritt (USA)
Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)
Dayron Robles (CUB)
Irving Saladino (PAN)
Andrey Silnov (RUS)
Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR)
Samuel Wanjiru (KEN)

Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)
Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)
Gulnara Galkina-Samitova (RUS)
Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)
Pamela Jelimo (KEN)
Françoise Mbango (CMR)
Barbora Spotakova (CZE)
Valerie Vili (NZL)
Blanka Vlasic (CRO)
Melaine Walker (JAM)

The vote for the 2008 World Athletes of the Year will close on Sunday 9 November 2008, midnight Monaco time.