5 November 2012 - Monaco – With less than one month to go to the celebration of the 2012 IAAF Centenary Gala, the IAAF has the pleasure to announce the three Male Athletes who are still in contention to become the 2012 World Athlete of the Year. Following a three-week poll, the three male athletes who gathered the most votes are (in alphabetical order):
Usain Bolt, Jamaica
Aries Merritt, USA
David Rudisha, Kenya
The winners of the 2012 World Athlete of the Year Awards will be announced live, on stage, during a Special Awards Ceremony as part of the IAAF Centenary Celebrations, which will take place in Barcelona, on 24 November 2012.