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Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix win IAAF awards

Published on Nov 24, 2012 9:54 PM
(From left) Prince Albert of Monaco, Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt, US sprinter Allyson Felix and IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) President Lamine Diack react after posing for photographers during the IAAF's Athlete of the Year Award marking its centenary on Nov 24, 2012 in Barcelona. -- PHOTO: AFP

BARCELONA (AFP) - Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix were named the International Amateur Athletics Federation's (IAAF) athletes of the year on Saturday.

Jamaican sprinter Bolt won three gold medals at the London Olympics in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, replicating the feat he accomplished at Beijing four years previously.

It was the fourth time in the last five years that Bolt was won the award.

United States sprinter Felix also won three golds in London in the 200m and in both the women's relay races.

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