Ennis and Farah scoop accolades

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The Independent Online

Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah won European Championship titles just 40 minutes apart on a memorable July night in Barcelona, now the golden pair have landed the prestigious British Athletics Writers' Association athlete of the year awards for 2010.

For the second year in succession, Ennis was the unanimous choice for the female award, while Farah overcame close competition from 400m hurdler Dai Greene to claim the male prize.

This year, Ennis won the pentathlon title at the World Indoor Championships and the European heptathlon crown. Farah's 5,000m and 10,000m double at the European Championships earned him the male award.