JARED Tallent has been named the “Flame Athlete of the Year”.
Tallent was one of the star performers of the Australian “Flame” track and field team at the London Olympic Games this year.
He earned his third Olympic medal - a silver in the 50km walk.
Tallent, 28, has already been selected in the “Flame” team for next year’s IAAF World Championships in Moscow.
He was among nine athletes named in November. He will compete in the 20km and 50kn walk. Tallent was a bronze medallist in the 50km at the 2011 world titles.