Wilson Kipsang shortlisted for 2013 World Athlete of the Year award

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Wilson Kipsang
Wilson Kipsang

Kenyan athlete Wilson Kipsang has been shortlisted for the 2013 World Athlete of the Year award. Wilson is having a great year and he recently broke the world marathon record after he ran 2:03:23 in the 2013 Berlin Marathon.

Kipsang will face stiff competition from Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and British athlete Mohamed Farah. The other finalists in the male category are:

Mohammed Aman (ETH)
Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR)
Ashton Eaton (USA)
Robert Harting (GER)
Aleksandr Menkov (RUS)
LaShawn Merritt (USA)
Teddy Tamgho (FRA)

Women

Valerie Adams (NZL)
Abeba Aregawi (SWE)
Meseret Defar (ETH)
Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)
Zuzana Hejnova (CZE)
Caterine Ibargüen (COL)
Sandra Perkovic (CRO)
Brianna Rollins (USA)
Svetlana Shkolina (RUS)

The male and female winners of the 2013 World Athlete of the Year Award will be announced at the 2013 World Athletics Gala on Saturday 16 November 2013.

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