Bolt, Bondarenko, Farah battle for IAAF award
Usain Bolt (left) wins the 100m final at the World Championships in Moscow on August 11, 2013 while a lightning bolt shines in the skyseconds, with American Justin Gatlin claiming silver in 9.85sec and Nesta Carter, also of Jamaica, taking bronze in 9.95sec. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN
All three starred at this year's World Athletics Championships in Moscow where the Jamaican won gold in the 100 and 200 metres, Farah clinched a rare 5,000-10,000 metres double and Bondarenko took gold in the high jump.
Bolt will be bidding for a fifth IAAF Athlete of the Year Award after 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012.
The three women's finalists will be named on Tuesday with top Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as well as Ethiopian long-distance stars Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba in the running.
The winners will be announced by the IAAF at a ceremony on November 16.