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On 24 November 2012 in Barcelona - Spain, Usain Bolt won his forth title of Male athlete of the year and Allyson Felix her first. They also received  trophies and US 100 000$ prize at the Athletes of the year Award Ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Pullman Skipper Hotel. The awards were hosted by International Athletics Foundation (IAF) Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and IAF & IAAF President Lamine Diack, who presented the trophies to the Female and Male winners respectively.

Usain Bolt,
26, the World Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2011, successfully defended both his 100m and 200m titles at the Olympic Games in London, clocking 9.63 and 19.32 respectively, both the fastest times in the World this year. He concluded his Olympic appearance by anchoring a Jamaican quartet to a 36.84 World record in the 4x100m Relay. He won six out of seven competitions in the 100m, and three of four in the 200m.

"This means a lot to me as this was one of my hardest years," said Bolt. "My coach doesn't want us to discuss injuries, so I didn't talk about it, so
this means a lot."

Allyson Felix, 27, following World ... Read more »

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