Jamaican Usain Bolt who won three gold medals at this year’s Olympic Games in London is the top contender to win the IAAF's Male Athlete of the Year award for the fourth time.
Bolt is one of three candidates still standing after the 10-man shortlist named was narrowed down to three last month. The other two challengers are American 110 m hurdler Aries Merritt and Kenya's middle distance runner David Rudisha.
Rudisha is the current Olympic champion and world record holder over 800 meters while Merritt won gold in London and at the world indoors in Istanbul.
Bolt training partner and Olympic doubles silver medallist Yohan Blake was among the nominees but did no make it to the top three after three week of voting from fans.
The winner will be announced November 24 at the IAAF centenary gala in Barcelona, Spain.