The IAAF is delighted to confirm that the IAAF website for the nine days of competition of the IAAF World Championships in Berlin received a huge level of traffic, more than doubling the figures received for the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, which were themselves impressive at the time.
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Huge unique user figures and page hits – IAAF website, Berlin 2009

The IAAF is delighted to confirm that the IAAF website for the nine days of competition of the IAAF World Championships in Berlin received a huge level of traffic, more than doubling the figures received for the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, which were themselves impressive at the time.... Read More

Capping a sensational rise, Caster Semenya captured the 800m World title, the first ever for South Africa in the middle distances.
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Semenya rockets to the top of the world

Capping a sensational rise, Caster Semenya captured the 800m World title, the first ever for South Africa in the middle distances.... Read More

- Berlin – Es ist erst sechs Wochen her, da hatte&nbsp;Mbulaeni Mulaudzi genug. Nach Verletzungen und einer Krankheit in der Vorbereitungsphase auf die WM-Saison kam er nicht in Form. Also packte er seine Sachen und verließ Europa, um in seine Heimat nach Südafrika zurückzukehren.</P>
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Vor sechs Wochen hatte Mulaudzi genug, jetzt ist er Weltmeister

- Berlin – Es ist erst sechs Wochen her, da hatte&nbsp;Mbulaeni Mulaudzi genug. Nach Verletzungen und einer Krankheit in der Vorbereitungsphase auf die WM-Saison kam er nicht in Form. Also packte er seine Sachen und verließ Europa, um in seine Heimat nach Südafrika zurückzukehren.</P>... Read More

Six weeks ago Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was ‘fed up’. Fed up that he had been unable to recover his form after illness and injuries had knocked him off his stride in his build up towards the World Championships here. So he packed his bags, left Europe, and returned home to South Africa.
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‘Fed up’ Mulaudzi breaks his outdoor World Championships jinx

Six weeks ago Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was ‘fed up’. Fed up that he had been unable to recover his form after illness and injuries had knocked him off his stride in his build up towards the World Championships here. So he packed his bags, left Europe, and returned home to South Africa.... Read More

Andreas Thorkildsen made a breakthrough when he won the World title in Berlin. Finally, he had done something no other javelin thrower has done which is hold World, Olympic and European titles simultaneously. Not even the great Jan Zelezny achieved that; he always fell short at the European championships.
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Thorkildsen does what Zelezny couldn't!

Andreas Thorkildsen made a breakthrough when he won the World title in Berlin. Finally, he had done something no other javelin thrower has done which is hold World, Olympic and European titles simultaneously. Not even the great Jan Zelezny achieved that; he always fell short at the European championships.... Read More

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Thorkildsen übertrifft bei der WM Zelezny

- Andreas Thorkildsen schaffte einen Durchbruch mit seinem Sieg bei den Weltmeisterschaften in Berlin. Denn nie zuvor war ein Speerwerfer zugleich Olympiasieger, Weltmeister und auch Europameister. Nicht einmal der große Jan Zelezny schaffte es, alle drei Titel zugleich zu halten. Er scheiterte bei den Europameisterschaften.</P>

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Jamal nach Titelverteidigung glücklicher als in Osaka

- Berlin – Zweite zu werden und keine Ehrenrunde zu laufen, das scheint eine unbefriedigende Art und Weise zu sein, wenn man am Ende doch Gold gewonnen hat. Keine Siegpose beim Erreichen des Ziels, keine Nationenflagge zum Jubeln - doch Maryam Yusuf Jamal (Bahrain) sieht das nicht so tragisch.</P>

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Jamal on title defence – ‘Happier than in Osaka’

Berlin, Germany – Finishing second and not getting a lap of honour seems like the least satisfying way to win a gold medal. No arms aloft stride through the line, no leap for joy, no victory lap with your country’s flag draped around your shoulders.<br>

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News23 Aug 2009

Bekele erobert ein weiteres Superlativ

- Ein weiteres Mal hat Kenenisa&nbsp;Bekele ein Superlativ erobert. Ein Jahr nach seinem olympischen Doppelsieg wiederholte diese erstaunliche Leistung nun am finalen Tag der 12. IAAF Leichtathletik-Weltmeisterschaften in Berlin.</P>

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Bekele conquers another superlative

- Once more Kenenisa Bekele has conquered a superlative. One year after his double Olympic triumph he repeated that amazing feat on the final day of the 12th IAAF World Championships in Berlin. </P>

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Reese: ‘Ich wusste, dass ich es kann’

-jährige&nbsp;Brittney Reese gewann als dritte US-Amerikanerin den Frauen-Weitsprung bei den IAAF Leichtathletik-Weltmeisterschaften. Dabei steigerte sie ihre persönliche Bestleistung in Berlin auf 7,10 m.</P>

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Reese – ‘I knew I had it in me’

old Brittney Reese became the third American woman in the history of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics to win the Long Jump title as she improved her personal best to a new World Leading 7.10m here in Berlin.<BR>

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IAAF Website written editorial team in Berlin 2009 , 23 Aug

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Men's 4x400m Relay Final

<p>Kerron Clement: The plan was to come out here and win the gold medal. We were not too concerned about the passes. </p>

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Gold - Brittney REESE, USA

<p>I've been losing sleep for the past three days, studying my jumps. Today, after my first attempts, the coach helping me said I need more speed. After the third attempt, I had to stay focused, because I knew the Russian girl could also jump that far.

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Marathon champion Bai – ‘I still have a lot to prove’

When the Chinese women’s distance running squad raided the medals vault at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart, they took gold at 1500, 3000 and 10,000m but found the safe door to the Marathon firmly closed. Now, 16 years later, and back in Germany, China finally has its first Olympic or World champion at the distance of either sex.<br>

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Gold - UNITED STATES

<p>Allyson Felix: I felt really comfortable.<br> Lashinda Demus: I am happy and blessed. I was playing my part. Debbie and Allyson ret me up and gave me a good lead. But still, there was no relaxing there.<br> Sanya Richards: It was an amazing relay.

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