Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Pulls Out Of 200m #Doha2019
DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 29: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica celebrates winning the Women's 100 Metres final during day three of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF )
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Jamaica’s World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is Athletics Weekly Readers’ Choice International Female Athlete of the Year.

Fraser-Pryce, who won her fourth World Athletics Championships 100m title in Doha 2019, was chosen over several other big-name athletes. Fraser-Pryce ran a world-leading 10.71, just missing her seven-year-old PB, to take gold in Doha. She also won gold in the 4x100m relay and ran 22.22 for 200m in 2019.

American Dalilah Muhammad, who broke the world 400m hurdles record twice and won the event in Doha, got first runners-up. 

Sifan Hassan of Netherland, the winner of the world 1500m and 10,000m titles in world-leading times of 3:51.95 and 30:17.62, was third-best in 2019 according to Athletics Weekly readers.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)
– won world 100m and 4x100m titles in world-leading times of 10.71 and 41.44
– won Pan-American 200m title
– won seven of her 10 races at 100m

Sifan Hassan (NED)
– won world 1500m and 10,000m titles in world-leading times of 3:51.95 and 30:17.62
– won Diamond League 1500m and 5000m titles
– broke world mile record with 4:12.33 in Monaco

Dalilah Muhammad (USA)
– broke world record with 52.20 at the US Championships
– improved her own world record to win the world 400m hurdles title in 52.16
– won world 4x400m title

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, who won London Marathon in a course record of 2:02:37 and ran 1:59:40.2 for 42.195km in Vienna, was voted the International Male Athlete of the Year.

Dina Asher-Smith and Callum Hawkins get the nod as the top British athletes.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.



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