Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix : IAAF world athletes of the year
- Jamaican runner Usain Bolt was declared the winner of the IAAF World Athlete of the Year award for 2012 for the 4th time.
- US sprinter Allyson Felix bagged the women’s World Athlete of the Year award.
- Hurdler Aries Merritt of US clinched Inspiration Award
- David Rudisha, runner from Kenya, won the Performance of the Year award
- Keshorn Walcott, Javelin thrower of Trinidad and Anthonique Strachan sprinter of Bahamas won the Rising Star awards.