Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce established herself as the outstanding female sprinter of her generation with three gold medals at 100 and 200 metres and the 4x100 metres relay in Moscow. She was the first female to achieve this in a single World Championships. Her 100 metres time of 10.71 secs was the fastest of the year. This success followed her Olympic 100 metres gold medals in 2008 and 2012 and the 100 metres gold in the 2009 World Championships. In November she was named IAAF Female World Athlete of the Year.

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