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Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson up for IAAF Awards

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Jamaican Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson both made the shortlists for the IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year awards on Wednesday after cleaning up the sprint golds at the Rio Olympics. Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana made the shortlist in recognition of her stunning 10,000 metres victory in Rio. Bolt, a five-time former winner of the award, became the first ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Elaine Thompson wins 100m gold, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce third

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Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won the women’s 100m at the Rio Olympics as two-time champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce had to settle for bronze. Thompson, 24, took the title in a time of 10.71 seconds, just 0.01 seconds outside her personal best. Compatriot Fraser-Pryce, 29, who was attempting to become the first woman to win three successive golds in the event, finished third ...

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