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The IAAF is delighted to learn that the 2001 Edmonton World Championships achieved an additional US $3,000,000 profit which will now be ploughed back into Canadian Athletics.
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Edmonton Surplus Shows Legacy Value of IAAF World Championships

The IAAF is delighted to learn that the 2001 Edmonton World Championships achieved an additional US $3,000,000 profit which will now be ploughed back into Canadian Athletics.... Read More

Ratings went through the roof at Eurosport thanks to the channel's extensive coverage of the 8th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Edmonton. The broadcaster registered 67 million different viewers during coverage Edmonton 2001 from 3-12 August.
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Huge success for athletics on Eurosport

Ratings went through the roof at Eurosport thanks to the channel's extensive coverage of the 8th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Edmonton. The broadcaster registered 67 million different viewers during coverage Edmonton 2001 from 3-12 August.... Read More

It is generally believed that if the fastest 1500m runner is with the leaders during the final part of the 5000m race, he is most likely to win the race. However, as witnessed in the Sydney Olympic Games and again in the World Championships in Edmonton, that is not necessarily true. 
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Saidi-Sief rethinks his strategy to win the 5000m

It is generally believed that if the fastest 1500m runner is with the leaders during the final part of the 5000m race, he is most likely to win the race. However, as witnessed in the Sydney Olympic Games and again in the World Championships in Edmonton, that is not necessarily true. ... Read More

Kenyan athletes returned home to a hero’s welcome on Thursday as thousands of supporters turned out to salute their achievements at the World Athletics Championships in Canada.
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Kenyans welcome home triumphant athletes

Kenyan athletes returned home to a hero’s welcome on Thursday as thousands of supporters turned out to salute their achievements at the World Athletics Championships in Canada.... Read More

Marion Jones suffered her second setback in a week as she was ousted from the head of the overall women’s rankings just seven days after her defeat in the women’s 100m in Edmonton.
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Marion Jones ousted from rankings top spot

Marion Jones suffered her second setback in a week as she was ousted from the head of the overall women’s rankings just seven days after her defeat in the women’s 100m in Edmonton.... Read More

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News12 Aug 2001

Edmonton 2001 truly Global Athletics

The final medals table is looking suspiciously like it used to do in the bad old days of the Cold War. But these are warmer times, and all credit to the Russians for getting their act back together after the considerable fall-out following the Soviet disintegration.

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News12 Aug 2001

Kamathi gets new teeth for homecoming

When Charles Kamathi returns home on Thursday morning at 6.30 am even his mother won't recognise him at first.

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News12 Aug 2001

El Guerrouj bids farewell to the 1500 metres - maybe..

Adil Kaouch limped home almost eighteen seconds behind the winner in the 1500 meters Sunday afternoon, but he was still a satisfied man.  His work had been done very well.  Almost as well as in Seville two years ago.

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News12 Aug 2001

Tegla writes the marathon

Tegla Loroupes unique view of the Women's Marathon of the 8th IAAF World Championships in Athletics - Edmonton 2001

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News12 Aug 2001

Sadova's Lessons

The new World Champion in the discus throw Moscow athlete, Natalya Sadova made a wonderful reality out of her greatest dream by beating  Belorussian athlete Ellina Zvereva

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News12 Aug 2001

Mutola shows she is still the boss

It’s been a decade since Maria Mutola made her first appearance at these World Championships, and yet again, she has proved why she has dominated the 800m for almost as long.

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News12 Aug 2001

Hestrie gives South Africa Gold

There was absolutely no possibility that Hestrie Cloete would successfully clear her final attempt in the high jump on Sunday afternoon.  Already with the knowledge that she had won, the South African's eyes were so flooded with tears that it was all she could do to keep the crossbar in focus.

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News11 Aug 2001

What to look out for on Day 10

Befitting the climax of 10 days of great competition, the final day of the World Championships pits Hicham El-Guerrouj against the resurgent Kenyans over 1500m, a great head to head between Maria Mutola and Stephanie Graf in the 800m, and another chance to see master-craftsman Jan Zelezny at work in the javelin.

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News11 Aug 2001

Simon versus Japan on the streets of Edmonton

Since the World Championships in Athletics was inaugurated in Helsinki in 1983, seven men and seven women marathon runners were crowned as the World Champion  (Abel Anton won twice).  During the same period, five men and five women marathon runners were crowned as the Olympic Champion.  Only two marathon runners - Rosa Mota in Roma and Seoul, and Gezahegne Abera in Sydney and Edmonton - have won both of the coveted titles.

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News11 Aug 2001

Would you rather be good or lucky

The United States' 4x100 metres relay teams tried it both ways. The U.S. women, after qualifying in moderate fashion by finishing second behind France in the faster of the two heats - France running 42.49 to the Americans 42.64 -replaced anchor women Torri Edwards with Marion Jones for the final.

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Kirkland makes it a great day for the USA

Not since the 1932 Olympic Games have the USA gone 1-2 in a major 100m hurdles final, but this afternoon, Anjanette Kirkland ran a world leading 12.42 to beat her compatriot, Gail Devers

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News11 Aug 2001

Nineties the age of gender equality

If a visitor to the Tokyo World Championships in 1991 had fallen asleep for ten years and suddenly awakened for the Edmonton competition, he would have had been surprised at the expanded list of stadium events.

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