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Bolt And Pearson Named Athletes Of The Year

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USAIN BOLT (R), SALLY PEARSON (L) NAMED 2011 IAAF ATHLETES OF THE YEAR.
USAIN BOLT (R), SALLY PEARSON (L) NAMED 2011 IAAF ATHLETES OF THE YEAR.
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Jamaican Usain Bolt and Australian Sally Pearson were named Athletes of the Year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Saturday.

Bolt, winning the gong for the third time, bounced back from being disqualified for false starting in the world 100 metres final to retain his 200m title, before anchoring Jamaica to win the 4x100m relay in a world record time.

Pearson enjoyed a phenomenal season, winning 15 of 16 races and taking the world 100m hurdles title in 12.28 seconds, the fastest time in 19 years.

REUTERS