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David Rudisha, Blanka Vlasic honored

Updated: November 21, 2010, 11:04 AM ET
Associated Press

MONACO -- Kenyan 800-meter runner David Rudisha and Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic have won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards.

The 21-year-old Rudisha became the youngest athlete to ever win the award Sunday, succeeding Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt after breaking Wilson Kipketer's 13-year-old world record twice within eight days in August.

Bolt missed the latter part of the season because of tightness in his lower back and was not nominated.

Rudisha clocked 1 minute, ...

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