Usain Bolt wins IAAF Athlete of the year award for 6th time
Athlete of the year 2016
Usain Bolt is track and field's male athlete of the year, winning the award from the sport's governing body for a sixth time and Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia won the women's award, after her world-record run to win Olympic gold in the 10,000 meters.
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
The awards were handed out 3.12.2016, by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at a gala ceremony in Monaco. The winners were chosen by athletics officials, athletes, journalists and an online public poll.
Bolt won golds in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 meters at the Rio Olympics, repeating his feats of the 2012 London Games and in Beijing in 2008. Ayana smashed the world record in the Olympic 10,000 metres.