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That moment when… Krause earned world bronze

August 19, 2017 - 18:41
German steeplechaser Gesa Felicitas Krause earned the bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015. Here the 25-year-old talks about the significance of that achievement.
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Latest Birmingham updates – IAAF Diamond League

August 19, 2017 - 11:15
Welcome to our comprehensive lead-in coverage to the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham, the 12th stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series
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World Championships rematches the theme in Birmingham – IAAF Diamond League

August 18, 2017 - 18:37
One week after the IAAF World Championships London 2017 drew to a close, the IAAF Diamond League picks up just a couple of hours away from the British capital with the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham on Sunday (20).
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World champion Vetter faces Olympic champion Röhler in Berlin

August 17, 2017 - 11:18
World champion Johannes Vetter will take on Olympic champion Thomas Röhler in a big javelin showdown at the ISTAF Meeting, part of the IAAF World Challenge, on 27 August.
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Kimetto, Tadese and Dibaba to face defending champions Kirui and Kiplagat in Chicago

August 16, 2017 - 17:31
Organisers of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today (16) that defending champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat will line up alongside world record-holder Dennis Kimetto, half marathon world record-holder Zersenay Tadese and three-time Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 8 October.
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Birmingham provisional entry lists, as at 16 August – IAAF Diamond League

August 16, 2017 - 12:22
The provisional entry lists are now available for the 12th meeting of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in Birmingham on 20 August.
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Zurich to host 18 freshly-minted world champions - IAAF Diamond League

August 15, 2017 - 17:02
Organisers have confirmed that 18 freshly-minted world champions will be competing at the Weltklasse Zurich on 24 August, the first of this season's two IAAF Diamond League finals.
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Claye hoping to find the right beats in search of world record

August 15, 2017 - 11:41
For most competitors, athletics is predominantly about championships. The attempt to peak for that one day a year, when the medals are up for grabs, is at the forefront of their minds for the full season leading in. It’s almost as if nothing else matters.
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My greatest challenge – Christian Taylor

August 15, 2017 - 09:29
World and Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor is one of the world’s most high profile athletes. Here the US athlete, who claimed his third world title in the event in London on 10 August, explains how the major technical changes he made in 2013-14 were his greatest obstacle.
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Pearson's golden moment all the greater after injury heartache

August 14, 2017 - 17:52
Five years ago Sally Pearson was on top of the world. The Australian 100m hurdler had just claimed the Olympic title in London, to add to the gold medal she won at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu the year before. She was the dominant force in sprint hurdling, and looked set to be the standard bearer for the event for many years to come.
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Now retired, Bolt excited about the next chapter

August 14, 2017 - 10:51
It was not the fastest 400m of Usain Bolt’s career (his lifetime best will go down in history as 45.28, dating back to 2007) but it was a landmark circuit for the Jamaican who has illuminated track and field these past nine years with his superhuman talent and his stellar personality.
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Surprise victories continue through to the end – day 10 wrap – IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 14, 2017 - 00:54
The United States topped the medal table at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 with 10 gold medals – and 31 in total – but the championships fittingly climaxed with yet another upset result in the men’s 4x400m with Trinidad & Tobago claiming the title.
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Report: men's 4x400m relay final - IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 13, 2017 - 23:16
Two years ago at the Beijing World Championships, Trinidad and Tobago’s men’s 4x400m team followed the US quartet home for silver. Two years on, an inspired performance enabled them to reverse those positions and earn a historic victory as Lalonde Gordon, a part of their quartet for the last five years, found the will to take over the lead in the final 20 metres from the wunderkind last leg runner for the States, Fred Kerley.
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Report: women's 4x400m final – IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 13, 2017 - 22:54
After the drama in the men's 4x100m when Bolt pulled up with cramp on the last leg, it was a similar story for Jamaica in the women's 4x400m, as second-leg runner Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby pulled up injured while in second place.
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Report: women's 800m final – IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 13, 2017 - 22:38
If there was one athlete likely to live up to a favourite tag at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, it was surely always going to be Caster Semenya.
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Report: men's high jump final - IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 13, 2017 - 22:37
Heading into these championships, the conventional wisdom was that the men's high jump title was Mutaz Essa Barshim's to lose. Arriving undefeated in six competitions and armed with the seven of the eight best clearances in the world, the Qatari was among the clearest favourites in the British capital over these ten days of competition.
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Report: women's 5000m final - IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 13, 2017 - 21:27
The early stages of the 5000m final played out in an almost identical manner to the 10,000m with Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana making a huge surge after a ponderous opening to proceedings but while the Kenyan challenge fettered away in the 10,000m, Hellen Obiri produced an irresistible burst of speed on the last lap to deny the reigning champion a much vaunted long distance double.
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Report: men's 1500m final – IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 13, 2017 - 21:12
It’s not often that team tactics are used at major championships. It’s even rarer that they work.
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Report: women's discus throw final - IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 13, 2017 - 21:06
Normal service was resumed on closing night of these unforgettable 2017 IAAF World Championships. In the discus circle, at any rate.
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Beitia receives Fair Play Award

August 13, 2017 - 19:55
Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia of Spain received the International Fair Play award from The International Fair Play Committee (CIFP), with the support of the IAAF, at a ceremony in London on Sunday (13).
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