With less than two weeks to go until the 2013 World Athletics Gala, the IAAF has the pleasure in announcing the names of the three female athletes who are still in contention to become the 2013 World Athlete of the Year. The finalists were selected after a month-long poll of the World Athletics Family. * The Council of the International Athletics Foundation will select the male and female winners, with the announcement taking place live on stage during the 2013 World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Saturday 16 November 2013. The women’s finalists for the World Athlete of the Year Award are (athletes listed in alphabetical order): Valerie Adams (New Zealand) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) Zuzana Hejnova (Czech Republic) The three men’s finalists were announced yesterday (4). *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.