Fredericks looks ahead to Bolt vs Gay

Published on August 16, 2009 |

The second of the IAAF Daily Briefings for media was held ahead of today’s evening session at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics (16). With the much anticipated semi-final and final of the men’s 100m being contested tonight today’s media briefing, not too surprisingly turned into a ‘question and answer’ session with Frank Fredericks,…

Defending 800m champion Jepkosgei crashes out of worlds

Published on August 16, 2009 |

BERLIN — Kenya’s defending champion Janeth Jepkosgei’s hopes of retaining her 800 metres title came to a disastrous end in the first round here at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday. The 26-year-old silver medalist in the 2008 Olympics went crashing to the track on the final bend as young South African sensation Caster Semanya…

Jessica Ennis eyes Berlin heptathlon gold

Published on August 14, 2009 |

Jessica Ennis is relishing the opportunity of challenging for heptathlon gold at the World Championships in Berlin this weekend. Ennis was tipped to be a serious challenger for Olympic gold last year but a fractured right foot put paid to her chances in Beijing. But the 23-year-old Sheffield star showed steely determination in fighting back…

Van Zyl, Mokoena and Semenya South Africa's best hope in Berlin

Published on August 13, 2009 |

South African will be banking their hopes on LJ van Zyl, Khotso Mokoena and Caster Semenya for medals when the IAAF World Championships start in Berlin this weekend. Van Zyl, who is the 2006 Commonwealth Games champion, goes into the 400m hurdles competition having posted the fastest time in the world this year at 47.94….

Bolt itching to hit the Berlin track

Published on August 13, 2009 |

By Susan Porter, World-Track BERLIN — Usain Bolt is enthusiastic about stepping on the track and race again, something that could drive fear into his opponents, seeing that he rarely expressed such a feeling. "I just want to run, I’m just itching to," Bolt said, speaking to international journalists gathered at Berlin’s sprawling Caribbean style…

Bolt's coach says he is now ready emulate Beijing success in Berlin

Published on August 13, 2009 |

By Gary Smith, World-Track BERLIN — Usain Bolt floated away from the chasing pack on a fast track in Beijing to break two world records at the Olympic Games last summer and his coach Glen Mills believes the Jamaican is well on course to deliver something magical again in Berlin. Bolt’s form was second to…

Nelson Evora – ready to make history in Berlin?

Published on August 12, 2009 |

Berlin, Germany – World and Olympic champion Nelson Evora is the natural favourite for defending his global title at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin. The Portuguese record holder is all set to become the first man ever to conquer two consecutive World gold medals in the men’s Triple Jump. Last summer, triple jumper Nelson…

Can Heidler and Dietzsch repeat Germany’s golden moments in Berlin?

Published on August 12, 2009 |

Berlin, Germany – At the 2007 Osaka World Championships, Germany won seven medals with all but one being obtained in a throwing event. Two years on and the host country is still the force to be reckoned with in these events with the two defending champions Betty Heidler and Franka Dietzsch top of the list….

Lagat aims at defending precious World Champs double

Published on August 12, 2009 |

Berlin, Germany – He may be well into his thirties, but middle distance US star Bernard Lagat has the motivation of a teenager when it comes to defending his historical World Championships double this summer in Berlin. With the support of his family and his well known dedication, Lagat has put last year’s disappointment behind…

World Championships Results and Starting List

Published on August 6, 2009 |

Everything you need – From starting lists, race results and latest updates will be posted on the following page as soon the IAAF have them available.

BERLIN 2009 – IAAF Published Provisional Entry List

Published on August 5, 2009 |

The IAAF announced the Provisional Entry List for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, which begin this week in Berlin, Germany. The championships run from 15 to 23 Aug 2009 and the early list is now available on their website. The ENTRY LIST – as at 9 August 2009 – is downloadable as a…

Tyson Gay heads USA team to the World Championships in Berlin

Published on August 5, 2009 |

Reigning world champions Tyson Gay, Bernard Lagat, Allyson Felix, Jeremy Wariner, Kerron Clement, Michelle Perry, Reese Hoffa and Brad Walker will lead a potent Team USA roster at the 2009 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships. USA Track & Field on Tuesday announced the Team USA roster for the 12th edition of the Championships,…