Bolt, Eaton, Taylor Vie For IAAF Top Awards


IAAF-boltUsain Bolt, Ashton Eaton and Christian Taylor are the finalists for the 2015 World Athlete of the Year award.

Jamaican sprinter, Bolt retained his 100, 200 and 4×100 metres titles at the World Championships in Beijing in August.

The 29-year-old brushed off the challenge of American rival, Justin Gatlin, to win the 100m in 9.79 seconds and clocked a world-leading time of 19.55 seconds to clinch the 200m.

American decathlete, Eaton, won his second successive world gold with a world record 9 045 points, including a world decathlon best of 45 seconds for the 400 metres.

Triple jumper, Taylor, won the world crown with a North American record 18.12 metres, the second best jump in history.

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