Event Analysis

Haile Gebrselassie shortly before winning the 2005 Amsterdam Marathon. Photo by Wikipedia user Perroboy

Haile Gebrselassie World Record 2007

2007-10-01: OK, so in we promised a more detailed look at the splits from the amazing World Record performance by Haile Gebrselassie in the Berlin Marathon.…

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Marathon World Record – 2:04.26 to Haile Gebrselassie!

2007-09-30: If there was any doubt remaining, Haile Gebrselassie confirmed that he is indeed the greatest current distance runner, probably the greatest in history, by breaking…

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Athletics news and reports – Brussels preview

2007-09-14: Well, it’s been a quiet period for athletics, since our almost daily analysis of the IAAF World Champs in Osaka. Last week saw the Zurich…

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Asafa Powell sets a new 100m world record – 9.74s

2007-09-09: It came at the most unexpected of times. That is really just a euphemism for saying that it happened in a low-key, obscure meeting, in…

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US team celebrating their victory in the women's 4x400 metres relay competition. Photo by Eckhard Pecher

IAAF World Championships – a recap and the Best and Worst of…

2007-09-04: So the IAAF World Championships in athletics concluded on the weekend, and we’ve tried to bring you as much analysis and insight as possible here…

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IAAF World Champs – Day 9 analysis and insights

2007-09-02: The final day of the IAAF World Champs brought with it some memorable performances, some bizarre racing tactics and many multiple medal winners. Below is…

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World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka - Scene from heat 4 of the first round of the men*s 800 metres: Manuel Olmedo, Khadevis Robinson, Michael Rimmer, Alfred Kirwa Yego. Photo by Eckhard Pecher

IAAF World Champs – men’s 800m

2007-09-02: Tonight in Osaka, the IAAF World Champs concludes with some potentially great races. One of them, the 800m Men’s Final, which is one of our…

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IAAF World Champs – Day 7 analysis and insights

2007-09-02: Day 7 of the IAAF World Champs saw three finals on the track – the Women’s 200m, the Men’s 400m and the 110m Hurdles final.…

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1 500 m final at the World Championship Athletics 2007 in Osaka. Tarek Boukensa, Rashid Ramzi, Bernard Lagat, Antar Zerguelaine, Shedrack Kibet Korir, Asbel Kiprop. Photo by Erik van Leeuwen.

IAAF World Champs report – Men’s 1500m

2007-08-29: OK, so having said that I would be off-line until Friday, I managed (fortuitously) to catch one lone race out of today’s action from Osaka.…

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