Meseret Defar of Ethiopia not among finalists for Athlete of the Year Award
The five finalists are:Ã‚Â Veronica Campbell-Brown(Jamaica),Ã‚Â Milcah Chemos CheywaÃ‚Â (Kenya),Ã‚Â Jessica EnnisÃ‚Â (Great Britain),Ã‚Â Allyson FelixÃ‚Â (USA) andÃ‚Â Blanka VlasicÃ‚Â (Croatia)
The winners of the 2010 World Athlete of the Year Awards will be announced live, on stage, during theÃ‚Â 2010 World Athletics Gala, which will take place inÃ‚Â Monaco, on 21 November 2010.
The IAAF Family votes opened on Tuesday 19 October, following the conclusion of the IAAF / SINOPEC World Half Marathon Championships, and closed on Sunday 7 November at midnight CET.
The IAAF Family vote consisted of a list of 1786 recipients including IAAF & IAF Council Members, IAAF Member Federations, IAAF Committee & Commission Members, IAAF Meeting Directors, IAAF Ambassadors, Leading Athletes, AthletesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Representatives, IAAF Staff Members and selected members of the International Press.