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Fraser-Pryce Among 5 Shortlisted For IAAF Female Athlete of the Year Award

Female Sprinting icon, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been named on the five-woman short-list for the  IAAF Female World Athlete of the Year award.

Fraser-Pryce won the world 100-meter and 4×100-meter titles in world-leading times at the 2019 World Championships in Doha.

She also won the Pan-American 200-metres gold and seven of her 10 races over 100-metres.

Fraser-Pryce’s performance saw many crown her the greatest female sprinter of all time.

Marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei is one of the five finalists.

Last month, the Kenyan marathon runner broke the 16-year-old world record, running a time of 2-hours 14-minutes and 4-seconds to win the Chicago Marathon.

American 400-metre world record holder, Dalilah Muhammad, Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas and the Netherlands’ middle-distance runner, Sifan Hassan are also up for the award.

If the Pocket Rocket is successful, it will be her second hold on the title.

She won the prestigious award in 2013.

This will also be the third time a Jamaican would be winning the award since its inception in 1988.

Merlene Ottey in 1990 was the first Jamaican to do so.

The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced at the World Athletics Awards in Monaco on November 23.

Alrick Swaby contributed to this report

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