The IAAF has been encouraged by some of the early TV broadcast data for 2003 World Championships in Athletics supplied to them by Sponsorship Intelligence, a specialist research company.... Read More
This is a farewell to the World Championships in Athletics, and my wonderfully enjoyable job as a columnist. There were some great moments, some sad moments, and even some bizarre moments. But then, history is not written only in terms of triumphs. Jim Dunaway gives us his final thoughts from the Stade.... Read More
As the world watched Ethiopia’s World 10,000 metres champion and Morocco’s World 1500 metres champion tussle over the world 5000 metres title, the Kenyan who charged past to snatch the victory was not Abraham Chebii, who had beaten the Ethiopian nor two-time former World cross country champion John Kibowen, but the last Kenyan to make the world championships team.
Sergey Makarov of Russia at the age of 30 years and 165 days at last turned base metal into gold after previously taking Sydney Olympic silver and 2002 European Championships bronze. With a 85.44 metres throw in round one the Russian convincingly won the men’s World Javelin title, and backed that up with a 85.31 release to cap his afternoon.