Farah in line for top award
Mo Farah is one of the three finalists in the running for the men's 2013 World Athlete of the Year award, the IAAF has announced.
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Farah is up against Usain Bolt and dominant Ukrainian high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko for the accolade, with the winner to be announced at the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on November 16.
The Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres champion won gold again over both distances at the World Championships in Moscow in August to complete the double-double. He became only the second man after Ethiopian great Kenenisa Bekele to do it.
No British man has won the award since Jonathan Edwards in 1995, the year he twice broke the triple jump world record on the way to winning the world title.
The last British woman to win was Paula Radcliffe in 2002. Jessica Ennis-Hill was on the final shortlist for the women's award last year, but lost out to American sprinter Allyson Felix.
The three women's finalists will be announced on Tuesday, but there are no Britons in the running this time.
Bolt will again be the favourite for the men's award after another three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in Moscow.
The world's fastest man has won it the past two years and four of the past five.
Bondarenko also won gold in Moscow and twice cleared 2.41m - the highest jump in 19 years.
The council of the International Athletics Foundation will select the winners.