2015 IAAF World Championshipsi

The 15th IAAF World Championships will be held in Beijing, China, between 22 and 30 August 2015. The event will be the largest sporting event to take place at the Beijing National Stadium since the 2008 Summer Olympics. Beijing beat off initial bids from London and Chorzow to host the championships.


China captured two more medals on the final day of the world championships to cap an unexpectedly successful week with a record nine medals – more than double their total from Moscow two years ago

Christy Yiu Kit-ching, Hong Kong's sole representative in the world athletics championships, finished a respectable 32nd from 63 starters in the marathon in Beijing on Sunday, despite hitting the wall early in the race.


Ethiopian Mare Dibaba lived up to her billing as the world’s fastest marathon runner by winning the gruelling event at the world championships in a sprint finish on Sunday

Britain's Mo Farah became the first man to win back-to-back world distance doubles when he stormed to a 5,000 metres victory in Beijing on Saturday.

Usain Bolt is perfect yet again. Dispelling two years of injury doubts, the Jamaican won three sprint gold medals this week for an overall world championship record of 11. The last of them came on Saturday when he anchored the 4x100-meter relay team with free-flowing, giant strides that have made him an icon for the sport.

When Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers smashed a 36-year-old European record to capture the women’s world 200 metres gold, there was no one more shocked than her coach Bart Bennema

Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers smashed a European record that has stood since the 1970s as she won world 200m gold with an electrifying run yesterday. Schippers completed an incredible switch from heptathlete to sprinter by denying Jamaica their fourth gold medal in the two fastest races on the track.

No-one could catch the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt, as he won 200m gold at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing - except for this Segway-riding cameraman.


Jamaica's Usain Bolt easily outstripped American rival Justin Gatlin to claim his fourth consecutive world 200m title yesterday to complete a rousing sprint double in Beijing. Bolt clocked a world-leading 19.55 seconds to beat Gatlin by nearly two-tenths, thumbing his chest as he crossed the line to add the 200m to his 100m title.

Kenya's Julius Yego taught himself how to throw the javelin by watching videos on YouTube after he was rejected as a runner by coaches.Yesterday, he won the men's javelin title with the third longest throw of all time at the world championships in Beijing.

Usain Bolt icily dismissed the threat of American Justin Gatlin after the fierce rivals cruised into the semi-finals of the 200 metres at the world athletics championships in Beijing on Tuesday.


Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce roared to an unprecedented third women's 100 metres world title in a flash of green dreadlocks in Beijing on Monday.

Jamaican Usain Bolt trumped American rival Justin Gatlin in a thrilling showdown to retain his 100 metres title in style at the world athletics championships on Sunday.

Mo Farah made history defending his 10,000 metres title at the world athletics championships on Saturday as sprint arch-rivals Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin flexed their muscles to advance easily to the semi-finals of the 100 metres.

Eritrean teenager Ghirmay Ghebreslassie became the youngest ever marathon world champion when he stunned a strong field of fellow East Africans to win the first title of the Beijing championships on Saturday.

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt makes his bow in the 100m heats on the opening day of the World Athletics Championships today, when Briton Mo Farah will bid for an unprecedented six consecutive global track distance titles in the 10,000m. Bolt's appearance at Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest stadium comes seven years after he stormed to treble gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in the capital, a period in which he has dominated.

To many, sprinter Justin Gatlin will forever be the bad guy of track and field: a drug cheat forced to serve not one, but two doping bans. As he nears the biggest race of his life, against Usain Bolt at the world championships tomorrow, the American hopes the world recognises he is more than that - much more.

Olympic and world sprint champion Usain Bolt has been saddened by the focus on doping in the run-up to the world championships, but says even he cannot save the sport by himself.

Sebastian Coe vowed “zero tolerance” for drug cheats in track and field after winning a narrow vote to become the new president of world athletics body the IAAF on Wednesday.  

World athletics boss Lamine Diack opened the meeting which will choose his successor on Wednesday with a defiant stab at track and field’s doping detractors, saying they had painted the sport as a “monster”.

Sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce swept to victory in the Stockholm Diamond League 100m with a 10.93sec triumph which sent a powerful message to her world championship rivals.


Usain Bolt insisted he would be ready for the challenge of toppling in-form American Justin Gatlin at the world championships in Beijing next month.