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Sunday, September 22, 2013

2013 World Athletes of the Year vote to get underway soon

Monaco - The beginning of next month will mark the opening of the voting process for the 2013 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the International Athletic Foundation World Athletics Gala on Saturday 16 November 2013. A list of 10 male and 10 female candidates will firstly be selected by an international panel of athletics experts* and announced by the IAAF. An email poll involving the World Athletics Family** will then commence, opening on Tuesday 1 October and closing on Sunday 27 October, midnight CET. At the conclusion of the voting process, three male and three female finalists will be selected and announced by the IAAF. The Council of the International Athletic Foundation will then select the male and female World Athletes of the Year from the finalists with the announcement of the winners taking place live on stage during a special ceremony in Monaco during the 2013 World Athletics Gala. WIN A TRIP TO MONACO There will also be a Prediction Contest on Facebook held between Wednesday 2 October and Friday 25 October with the opportunity to win a trip to Monaco. Fans will be asked to predict the names of the three male and three female finalists. More information on the contest will be revealed nearer the time. *The international panel of athletics experts includes representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF **World Athletics Family: IAAF & IAF Council Members; IAAF national Member Federations; IAAF Committee & Commission Members; IAAF Meeting Directors; IAAF Athlete Ambassadors; Athletes’ Representatives; Top Athletes; Members of the International Press; IAAF Staff Members & the IAAF’s Official Partners