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Results from IAAF World Athletics Final Results – Day 2

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Complete results from the second and final day of the IAAF World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki, Greece on Sunday 13, September. Some of the winners on the first were Usain Bolt, Sanya Richards, Ryan Brathwaite and Carmelita Jeter. There were several other champions in the well energetic stadium, including Ethiopian Meseret Defar, Blanka Vlasic, Valerie Vili... 

(TIME CORRECTION) Jeter beats the Jamaicans again with stunning 10.67 at WAF

By Gary Smith, World-Track THESSALONIKI, Greece — American Carmelita Jeter showed that she really did have an off day at the World Championships in Berlin when she clocked a magnificent 10.67seconds in a slight headwind to win the women’s 100m at the World Athletics Final here on Sunday. Jeter, who has won every single race since losing to the Jamaicans in Berlin, finished with... 

Relaxed Bolt runs 19.68 to win WAF

By Miranda Mitchell, World-Track THESSALONIKI, Greece — Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt powered around the bend and then cruised home in his very own way to win the men’s 200m by a daylight at the IAAF World Athletics Finals on Sunday. After some pre-race dancing with his good pal American Wallace Spearmon, who he left in his dust, the world and Olympic champion showed his... 

Awesome Valerie Vili sets New Zealand record in Shot Put at WAF

By Symone Goss, World-Track THESSALONIKI, Greece — Valerie Vili produced a New Zealand national record, and world-leading and World Athletics Final championships best mark to win the women’s Shot Put competition in Thessaloniki on Sunday. Vili, who dominated the event all summer won with a huge heave of 21.07metres to win by a daylight, as no other thrower went over the 20metres... 

Walker wins WAF 400m hurdles title in meeting record

By Gary Smith, World-Track THESSALONIKI, Greece — Melaine Walker won her second World Athletics Final 400m hurdles title by a wide margin on Sunday when she ran away from a strong field to set a meeting record. The Jamaican world and Olympic champion clocked 53.36seconds to lead a Caribbean sweep, as her fellow countrywoman Kaliese Spencer and Trinidad & Tobago’s rising star... 

DAY TWO – PREVIEW – IAAF / VTB Bank World Athletics Final

The last time Usain St. Leo Bolt competed in the World Athletics Final, in 2006, he placed third in the 200m in 20.10. A brilliant performance by a 20 year-old, but rather overshadowed by the runs of Tyson Gay (19.68) and Wallace Spearmon (19.88). No-one would have thought that just three years later the Jamaican would be on the brink of running a full second quicker than he did that day... 

DAY ONE, SUMMARY – IAAF / VTB Bank World Athletics Final

Thessaloniki, Greece – All credit for the organisers and Usain Bolt for agreeing on his walk-on part for the world’s top sportsman the day before his race. He appeared on the track at 19:30, but wouldn’t it have been neat if they had timed it at 19:19, the figures of his World 200m record. In fact even pre-Bolt, there was already a great atmosphere of enthusiasm in the... 

Results from IAAF World Athletics Final Results – Day 1

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Complete results from the first of the two day IAAF World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki, Greece on Saturday 12, September. Some of the winners on the first were Tyson Gay, Allyson Felix, LaShawn Merritt and Kerron Clement. There were several other champions in the well energetic stadium, including world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva, Maria Abakumova, Meseret... 

Bolt says he will finish season with something special

By Miranda Mitchell, World-Track THESSALONIKI, Greece — Triple Olympic and World sprint champion Usain Bolt says he will give the fans something special in his last competition of the season when he races in the 200 metres at the IAAF World Athletics Final on Sunday. Bolt has complained of being fatigue since the conclusion of the world championships in Berlin last month, but he is... 

Gay beats Powell with blinding finish at WAF

By Gary Smith, World-Track THESSALONIKI, Greece — American Tyson Gay came back from a poor start to catch Jamaican former world record holder Asafa Powell on the line to win the men’s 100 metres at the World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki on Saturday. Powell, who defeated Gay when the pair last raced together looked set to hand the American another second place finish this season... 
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