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At an IAAF World Championships London 2017 full of surprises, there were few bigger than the sight of Courtney Frerichs chasing home her American compatriot Emma Coburn and taking the silver medal in the women’s 3000m steeplechase.
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Frerichs in ‘fantasy land’ after London steeplechase silver

At an IAAF World Championships London 2017 full of surprises, there were few bigger than the sight of Courtney Frerichs chasing home her American compatriot Emma Coburn and taking the silver medal in the women’s 3000m steeplechase.... Read More

Bronze medals at four consecutive major championships have earned Wojciech Nowicki considerable respect from his fellow hammer throwers, but he is yet to gain the global recognition he deserves from the wider athletics audience owing to the fact that the global No.1 in his event in recent years has been his fellow Pole Pawel Fajdek.
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Second best for Nowicki is sufficient, for now

Bronze medals at four consecutive major championships have earned Wojciech Nowicki considerable respect from his fellow hammer throwers, but he is yet to gain the global recognition he deserves from the wider athletics audience owing to the fact that the global No.1 in his event in recent years has been his fellow Pole Pawel Fajdek.... Read More

Standing in the mixed zone shortly after Ajee’ Wilson sprinted to an 800m bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, her coach, Derek Thompson, casted his mind back six years to the day he first laid eyes on the talented teenager.
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Teen prodigy Wilson comes of age with bronze in London

Standing in the mixed zone shortly after Ajee’ Wilson sprinted to an 800m bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, her coach, Derek Thompson, casted his mind back six years to the day he first laid eyes on the talented teenager.... Read More

Decathletes – they’re an injury-prone lot at the best of times, athletes who put their bodies through the ringer by juggling training loads for 10 different events.
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Rocky road to London pays off for Kazmirek

Decathletes – they’re an injury-prone lot at the best of times, athletes who put their bodies through the ringer by juggling training loads for 10 different events.... Read More

Medals are like buses. After Vebjorn Rodal claimed bronze in the men’s 800m in Gothenburg in 1995, Norway went 10 consecutive editions of the IAAF World Championships without winning a medal on the track. Then in a matter of days, at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, two appeared almost at once.
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World bronze medallist Ingebrigtsen continues Norwegian renaissance

Medals are like buses. After Vebjorn Rodal claimed bronze in the men’s 800m in Gothenburg in 1995, Norway went 10 consecutive editions of the IAAF World Championships without winning a medal on the track. Then in a matter of days, at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, two appeared almost at once.... Read More

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Feature12 Sep 2017

Levchenko's London silver levitates her standing as Lasitskene’s main rival

It has been a stunning season by any account for Ukrainian high jumper Yuliya Levchenko.

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Feature06 Sep 2017

Simbu's brilliant bronze set to inspire a generation

Twelve years is a long time to wait, particularly for a nation like Tanzania, which has no shortage of athletic talent but so often has to play second fiddle to the distance-running superpowers of Kenya and Ethiopia.

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Feature05 Sep 2017

Dutkiewicz daring to dream after joining the greats in London

Looking up to the greats of your event is one thing, but trying to beat them is quite another. 

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Feature15 Aug 2017

Claye hoping to find the right beats in search of world record

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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Feature14 Aug 2017

Pearson's golden moment all the greater after injury heartache

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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Feature14 Aug 2017

Now retired, Bolt excited about the next chapter

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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Report13 Aug 2017

Surprise victories continue through to the end – day 10 wrap – IAAF World Championships London 2017

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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Report13 Aug 2017

Report: men's 4x400m final – IAAF World Championships London 2017

Two years ago at the 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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Report13 Aug 2017

Report: women's 4x400m final – IAAF World Championships London 2017

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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Report13 Aug 2017

Report: women's 800m final – IAAF World Championships London 2017

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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Report13 Aug 2017

Report: men's high jump final – IAAF World Championships London 2017

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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Report13 Aug 2017

Report: women's 5000m final – IAAF World Championships London 2017

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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