Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce makes IAAF women's award shortlist

Last Updated: 05/11/13 3:03pm

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Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce is in line for top IAAF honour

Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce is in line for top IAAF honour

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Jamaica's triple reigning world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is in pole position to clinch the women's 2013 World Athlete of the Year award after she made the three-woman shortlist announced by the IAAF on Tuesday.

Czech 400m hurdler Zuzana Hejnova and New Zealand shot-putter Valerie Adams are the other candidates for the award which will be presented at the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on November 16.

Fraser-Pryce took gold in both the 100m and 200m at this summer's World Championships in Moscow and added a third gold as part of Jamaica's 4x100m relay team.

Hejnova, who has already scooped the European Athlete of the Year award, is unbeaten in 13 races this season and took the gold medal in the 400m hurdles in Moscow.

Adams became the first female shot-putter to win four world titles after successfully defending her title with a winning throw of 20.88m in this year's final.

The shortlist for the men's 2013 World Athlete of the Year award was announced on Monday and sees Mo Farah, Usain Bolt and Ukrainian high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko vying for the accolade.

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