- May 8, 2002
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Usain Bolt, Ashton Eaton and Christian Taylor are the three finalists for the IAAF's male athlete of the year award. Bolt, the six-time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica, defended his titles in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 relay at the world championships in Beijing in August. Eaton, the American decathlete, won his second successive gold at the worlds, setting a decathlon world record of 9,045 points and a world decathlon best of 45 seconds for the 400 meters.