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At the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, Jamaica finished second on the medals table with seven gold and 12 medals in total. It’s the country’s second-best tally ever, after the 2009 edition in Berlin. But this time, it wasn’t just sprinters and hurdlers who led the charge.
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Sprints nation Jamaica now making big waves in the throws

At the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, Jamaica finished second on the medals table with seven gold and 12 medals in total. It’s the country’s second-best tally ever, after the 2009 edition in Berlin. But this time, it wasn’t just sprinters and hurdlers who led the charge.... Read More

Despite all her success, and her undoubted talent, when Blanka Vlasic walked into the Bird’s Nest Stadium for the women’s high jump final, she couldn’t possibly foresee what was about to happen.
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The silver medal that felt like gold to Vlasic

Despite all her success, and her undoubted talent, when Blanka Vlasic walked into the Bird’s Nest Stadium for the women’s high jump final, she couldn’t possibly foresee what was about to happen. ... Read More

When athletes mention disruption to their preparations coming into a major championship, they are usually speaking about injuries, or viruses, or even what’s usually known as ‘niggles’. The common dominator is, it’s all about them.
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Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed, almost the Pharaoh of throwing

When athletes mention disruption to their preparations coming into a major championship, they are usually speaking about injuries, or viruses, or even what’s usually known as ‘niggles’. The common dominator is, it’s all about them.... Read More

When it comes to making athletics a family affair, no one can better the Borlees. Brothers Kevin, Jonathan and youngster Dylan were all in Beijing and competed together in the 4x400m, the two older brothers having reached the semi-finals in the individual event.
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Williams sisters keeping up family tradition in the sprint hurdles

When it comes to making athletics a family affair, no one can better the Borlees. Brothers Kevin, Jonathan and youngster Dylan were all in Beijing and competed together in the 4x400m, the two older brothers having reached the semi-finals in the individual event.... Read More

Denis Kudryavtsev is the leader of a group of young and ambitious group of athletes that has awakened interest in the 400m hurdles in Russia after a long hiatus.
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Quest for perfection takes Kudryavtsev to the Beijing podium

Denis Kudryavtsev is the leader of a group of young and ambitious group of athletes that has awakened interest in the 400m hurdles in Russia after a long hiatus. ... Read More

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Feature07 Sep 2015

Sergey Shubenkov, hot hurdler from a cold climate

When Sergey Shubenkov settled into his blocks for the heats of the 110m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, his mind was laced with doubt.

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Press Release07 Sep 2015

Ayana wins Performance of the Championships, powered by adidas

Each day during the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, fans from around the world had the opportunity to vote for their favourite performances of the session via the IAAF website www.iaaf.org.

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Feature06 Sep 2015

Felix, the smiling assassin, already looking for next target

Earlier this year, the question plaguing Allyson Felix’s mind was all about risk.

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Feature04 Sep 2015

Taylor aiming to take his triple talent from Beijing to Brussels

Christian Taylor came very close to writing a new chapter in the men’s triple jump when he hopped, stepped and jumped out to 18.21m at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 to take his second world title four years after his first global triumph in Daegu.

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Feature03 Sep 2015

Bishop aims to build on Beijing success

It is hard to fathom that earlier this year Melissa Bishop was reduced to tears on multiple occasions after a series of injuries and incidents conspired to derail her racing season.

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Feature02 Sep 2015

Silva has finally found the golden touch

A combination of persistence, passion and pure doggedness have proved the driving force for Yarisley Silva to overcome all manner of hurdles on her long and winding road to the top.

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Feature01 Sep 2015

Three-time world champion Kiprop has not yet peaked

When you’re Asbel Kiprop, you can win just about any way you want.

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01 Sep 2015

IAAF anti-doping programme concludes in Beijing

Sunday 30 August represented the final session of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, and the finalisation of the extensive anti-doping programme put in place by the IAAF which included both sample collection and education activities.

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31 Aug 2015

Seb Coe excited to start a new race

Today is my first day of office as President of the IAAF. I am very excited and proud to have been given an opportunity to lead our great sport into the new era that lies ahead. I am looking forward to working closely with my colleagues on the IAAF Council, who yesterday accepted my recommendation to appoint Sergey Bubka as our Senior Vice President.

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Report30 Aug 2015

The last few moments of the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015

It's all over now. As the last medals are being distributed, here are a few last moments from day nine at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015.

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Report30 Aug 2015

Report: women’s 4x400m final – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

Novlene Williams-Mills overtook Francena McCorory in the closing metres to lead Jamaica to victory in the 4x400m on the closing night of the IAAF World championships, Beijing 2015.

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Report30 Aug 2015

Report: men's high jump final – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

There were no records set in the high jump on Sunday as the bar never go higher than 2.36m, but the medals were decided in an unprecedented, as far as the World Championships were concerned, three-way jump off won by Canada’s Derek Drouin.

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