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Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis/Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are Athletes of the Year

Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis/Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are Athletes of the Year

Usain Bolt of Jamaica is the male Athlete of the Year while Jessica Ennis of Great Britain and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica are female Athletes of the Year (tied) according to All-Athletics.com.

All-Athletics.com WORLD ATHLETE of the Year in 2012: 

Male: Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
Female: Jessica Ennis (Great Britain & NI) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) - tied

 

All-Athletics.com, the most comprehensive worldwide athletics database website, announced the Athletes of the Year in the different Areas, as well.

All-Athletics.com Athlete of the Year in 2012 in Africa:

Male: David Rudisha (Kenya)
Female: Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia)

All-Athletics.com Athlete of the Year in 2012 in Asia:

Male: Xiang Liu (China)
Female: Olga Rypakova (Kazakhstan)

All-Athletics.com Athlete of the Year in 2012 in Europe:

Male: Renaud Lavillenie (France)
Female: Jessica Ennis (Great Britain & NI)

All-Athletics.com Athlete of the Year in 2012 in North and Central America:

Male: Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
Female: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica)

All-Athletics.com Athlete of the Year in 2012 in Oceania:

Male: Jared Tallent (Australia)
Female: Valerie Adams (New Zealand)

All-Athletics.com Athlete of the Year in 2012 in South America:

Male: Germán Luján Lauro (Argentina)
Female: Caterine Ibarguen (Colombia)

Notes:

- The Athletes of the Year are determined based on the All-Athletics.com Overall Rankings dated 26 December 2012.

- The All-Athletics.com Rankings are published weekly and can be viewed here.

- The Rankings do not consider relay performances.