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This year’s IAAF World Athletics Championships will go down as the best ever for ticket sales after organisers were awarded an official Guinness World Record for the number of tickets sold.
Sunday, the final day of action at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships, will see the first ever ‘Festival of Race Walks’ in the Championships history with four races all staged on the one day.
Allyson Felix claimed her 11th World Championships gold medal when the USA won its 10th gold of London 2017 in the Women’s 4x400m Relay on Day 10.
Twenty-five year old Dafne Schippers, possibly the only woman competing in London to have a road named after them (Dafne Schipperslaan in Utrecht), did what many reigning IAAF World Champions failed to do, successfully defend their title.
Ramil Guliyev of Turkey and Americans Kori Carter and Christian Taylor were the gold medal winners on Day 7 of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.
Day 6 of the World Athletics Championships in London was a day like no other so far. It rained incessantly throughout the English capital
The Olympic and reigning 400m Champion, Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa, successfully defended his World title in London last night, in what he hopes will be the first part of a golden double of 400m and 200m titles
Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas, the young challenger to the two-time World Champion, Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen, gave her country its first ever World Athletics Championships gold medal when winning the Women’s Triple Jump on Day 4 of London 2017.
This year’s World Athletics Championships has seen a number of sprint athletes disqualified due to false starts.
From an Irish viewpoint action concentrated on both marathons, Thomas Barr in Round 1 of the Men’s 400m Hurdles, and Brian Gregan in the semi-finals of the Men’s 400m.
The Men’s 100m medallists faced the international media in a packed media conference room shortly after 11pm on Saturday night.
On a night of four finals, one was always going to take the overwhelming majority of the attention: the Men’s 100 metres.
The medals presented to winners at this year’s IAAF World Athletics Championships are based on the shape of an athletics track. The medals are layered with symbols of every event on the schedule, an intricate design that bears resemblance to the inner workings of a watch.
For the first time in the history of the IAAF World Athletics Championships both the men’s and women’s marathons will take place on the same day on one of the most scenic marathon courses ever used at an IAAF World Championships with the whole route perfect for spectator viewing.
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