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Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands after winning the women's 200m final
29/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Willpower makes Schippers third-fastest woman of all time

She narrowly lost to a Jamaican in the 100 metres final on Monday and she edged past another on Friday night to claim the 200 metres crown.
Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands (R) crosses the finish line first to win the women's 200m final
29/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Flexibility, determination, perseverance at the Athletics World Championships … but Oh, those hurtful hurdles!

Schippers shows the virtues of flexibility, Merritt battles a kidney disorder, Kiprop praises perseverance, Eaton leads the decatheletes and Shubenkov takes the pain on the hurdles on day seven of ...
Usain Bolt after winning the men's 200 metres final
28/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Beijing blesses Bolt again with 10th world championship gold

It’s his baby, the one he loves dearly. So it’s fitting then that the cherished 200 metres brought him a train of honours.
Usain Bolt with Anaso Jobodwana before the men's 200 metres final
28/08/2015 - Interview: Athletics World Championships

South Africa's Jobodwana joins world sprint elite and aims to stay there

South African runner Anaso Jobodwana is aiming high after winning third place in the 200 metres, he said after the race.
Usain Bolt crosses the 200 metres finish line ahead of Justin Gatlin on Thursday
28/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Bolt the record-breaker triumphs again on day six of the World Athletics Championships

Bolt breaks records and a cameraman breaks his lap of honour, the runners are overflowing with brotherly love and Jobodwana says he’s proved his consistency on day six of the Beijing World ...
Joyce Zakary of Kenya gestures after her women's 400 metres heat
27/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Drugs busts cast pall over Kenya’s World Athletics Championships triumphs

Kenyan athletes return to competition at the athletics world championships on Thursday doubtless thankful that the rivalry between Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt in the 200 metres will overshadow the ...
South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk (à droite) beats the US's LaShawn Merritt.
27/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Niekerk hospitalised, drugs busts and Kenyan triumphs on day five of World Athletics Championships

Van Niekerk is rushed to hospital, Zakari and Manunga are busted, Yego and Jepkemoi keep Kenya winning and Bolt and Gatlin should watch out for Hughes and on day five of the Beijing World Athletics ...
Kenyan David Rudisha won the 800 metres at the Beijing World Athletics Chanmpionship
26/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Rudisha returns to form with Beijing 800 metres triumph

If the Rudishas are still thinking about names for their new baby, Beijing wouldn’t be too bad a choice. True, it’s not very Kenyan but it would be evocative.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes at the start of the men's 200 metres heats during the World Championships in Beijing on 25 August
26/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Rutherford, Rudisha, Bolt and Gatlin shine on day four of the Beijing World Athletics Championship

The crowd cheers the Chinese, Rutherford disproves the ridicule, David’s the daddy on the track and off, Bosnia wins bronze and Bolt and Gatlin are back on day four of the Beijing World ...
Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot of Kenya celebrates after winning the women's 10,000 metres final.
25/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

The mothers and the 'little guys' on a mission

Five things we loved about day three in Beijing.