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The best athlete year may be Isinbayeva

November 10 2008

In the three contenders for the title of best female athletes in 2008 entered the Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva. The names of the world's best athletes will be announced Nov. 23 at a ceremony IAAF World Athletics Gala in Monaco.

In the primary nomination for the prestigious title included the names of 10 men and 10 women, from which visitors to the site chosen for the top three. In addition to Isinbayeva in the women's category is also selected Ethiopian runner Tirunesh Dibaba (5000 and 10000 meters) and keniyka Pamela Dzhelimo specializing in distance of 800 meters.

In the men's short list of nominees for the best athlete, the only included athletes racing disciplines: Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia, 5000 and 10000 meters), Usain Bolt (Jamaica, 100, 200-meter relay 4x100 meters) and Dayron Robles (Cuba, 110 meters hurdles). The best athlete of the year Russia high-jumper Andrew Strong, who participated in the voting, the final nomination is ranked, according to RIA Novosti .

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