Dong Hoo Moon, the former Vice President and Secretary General of the Daegu Organising Committee that recently staged one of the most successful IAAF World Championships in history, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Korean Sports Figure of the Year Award’.... Read More
The IAAF is pleased to announce that the analyses of the urine samples collected during the 13th edition of the IAAF World Championships, Daegu 2011 as part of the biggest ever athletics anti-doping programme, are now completed.... Read More
The number of false starts at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea (27 Aug to 4 Sep) declined dramatically when compared to the average for the three global championships that took place immediately before the introduction of the current False Start Rule (162.7).... Read More
Daegu, Korea – An explosive Jamaican blitz descended upon Daegu Stadium on the final day of the 13th edition of the IAAF World Championships as a quartet from the Caribbean sprinting powerhouse broke the World record in the men’s 4x100m Relay.... Read More
With one year to go to the Olympic Games in London Mo Farah found himself on top of the world. One week after being narrowly beaten in the 10,000m final the runner from Great Britain took the 5000 m World Championships gold, clocking 13:23.36. This time Farah could hold off the challenge from behind him in the final straight.
Two years after finishing fifth in the Berlin World championships behind Caster Semenya, Maria Savinova got a much closer look as she swept past the South African with 30m to go to claim the 2011 World title in Daegu this evening.
Following an IAAF Council meeting held this afternoon in the Hotel Inter-Burgo, the closing IAAF / LOC Press Conference of the 13th edition of the IAAF World Championships took place at Daegu stadium ahead of the final session of competition.
Trailing the defending world champion going into the fourth round of the World Championships triple jump final, Christian Taylor didn’t panic. Instead, he remembered what his coach at the University of Florida had told him.
After painful failures to carry the baton round at the last World Championships and the Olympics a year before them, the United States put it all together tonight as the world finally saw a sprint relay meeting all the way to the line between themselves and the defending champions, Jamaica.
After her latest high profile 800m victory Mariya Savinova confirmed herself as the world's most improved performer and now undisputed No. 1 since placing fifth at the last Championships two years ago.
With the greatest 5000m performance any Briton has ever produced - and there has been a long line of world beaters nurtured by that tiny island - Mo Farah brilliantly won the gold medal after a magnificent and tense last lap burn up.
Daegu, Korea – The final day of action at the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 begins bright and early with the tactical endurance of the men’s Marathon and concludes with the lightning quick flurries of raw speed in the 4x100m Relays. And in between will be a little bit for everybody.
Tatyana Lysenko led from the front to cause an upset and defeat World record holder Betty Heidler in a high class final which witnessed three women throw beyond 75m for the first time in World Championships history.
Daegu, Korea – Trinidad and Tobago beat a Bolt-less Jamaica, the USA ran the fastest time in the world this year.