Usain Bolt named the Male World Athlete of the Year for 2013

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Usain Bolt was named Male World Athlete of the Year for 2013. Never content to do anything but go big, Bolt won the award for the fifth time. He received his trophy at the IAAF World Athletics Gala held in Monaco.

Bolt, 27, previously the World Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, successfully regained his 100m title and won the 200m at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, winning the latter final in a 2013 world-leading time of 19.66.

He concluded his World Championships by anchoring a Jamaican quartet to the gold medals in the 4x100m Relay. Bolt won 10 out of his 11 100m races (including heats), and was unbeaten in his five races over 200m.

“This season will be the one to go for the (200m) World record,” announced Bolt.

“I want to get ready to attack the World record,” he added, hinting that below 19 seconds was the target.

Bolt is featured here with female athlete of the year, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, who regained her 100m title at IAAF World Championships, winning also the 200m and 4x100m in Moscow. It was only the third time that athletes from the same country were named both male and female athletes of the year.

Consider us in awe and, as usual, on the edge of our seats.

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