Bolt and Thompson up for IAAF awards

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Jamaican Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson both made the shortlists for the IAAF's World Athlete of the Year awards on Wednesday after cleaning up the sprint golds at the Rio Olympics.

Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana made the shortlist in recognition of her stunning 10,000 meters victory in Rio.

Bolt was joined on the men's list by two-time 5,000 and 10,000 meters Olympic champion Mo Farah of Britain and South African Wayde van Niekerk, the double 400m Olympic champion.

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