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Thursday, October 11, 2012

MELBOURNE — Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson is in contention to claim a second straight IAAF female world athlete of the year award.

Pearson - who edged out American Dawn Harper by two hundredths of a second to win the Olympic gold medal in London in August - was the only Australian nominee among the 10 men and 10 women named by the IAAF. The 26-year-old Queenslander became the first Australian winner of the prestigious IAAF award last year after claiming her first world title in 12.28 seconds - the fastest 100m hurdles time in almost two decades.

The favourite for the 2012 women's award is Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who successfully defended her Olympic 100m crown in London.


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