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15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015

15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015

Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

Doug Harrison   The track and field world championships begin Friday (CBCSports.ca, 12:50 p.m. ET) with some of Canada’s 57 athletes legitimate contenders for a podium finish and looking to help the team build on its record eight-medal performance of two years ago in Beijing. Legendary... - #Canada, #CBC, #Field, #Genuine, #Medals, #Multiple, #Sports, #Threat, #Track, #World_News, #Worlds

Doug Harrison The track and field world championships begin Friday (CBCSports.ca, 12:50 p.m. ET) with some of Canada’s 57 athletes legitimate contenders for a podium finish and looking to help the team build on its record eight-medal performance of two years ago in Beijing. Legendary... - #Canada, #CBC, #Field, #Genuine, #Medals, #Multiple, #Sports, #Threat, #Track, #World_News, #Worlds

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100m Final and the gold medal at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100m Final and the gold medal at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record.

U.S. female Olympians had earned their country 51 medals as of August 9th, and are on track to surpass the 53 medals secured by U.S. women in Beijing in 2008. Given that achievement -- and the countless others by female Olympians of other nations -- this seems like the moment to finally appreciate female athletes for their athletic prowess, not just their sex appea...

WATCH: NBC's Outrageous Video Of Female Olympians

U.S. female Olympians had earned their country 51 medals as of August 9th, and are on track to surpass the 53 medals secured by U.S. women in Beijing in 2008. Given that achievement -- and the countless others by female Olympians of other nations -- this seems like the moment to finally appreciate female athletes for their athletic prowess, not just their sex appea...

Allyson Felix of the USA wins gold in the Women's 200 Meter Final on 8/812 in London!  Olympics Day 12 - Athletics

U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix of the USA wins gold in the Women's 200 Meter Final on 8/812 in London! Olympics Day 12 - Athletics

Track & Field Athletes To Watch for 2012 Olympics: Kara Patterson, America's top female javelin throwing hopeful, the 26-year-old Purdue graduate is the U.S. record holder. After qualifying for the Beijing Games in 2008, she placed just 41st, a mark she surely intends to improve upon in 2012.

Track & Field Athletes To Watch for 2012 Olympics: Kara Patterson, America's top female javelin throwing hopeful, the 26-year-old Purdue graduate is the U.S. record holder. After qualifying for the Beijing Games in 2008, she placed just 41st, a mark she surely intends to improve upon in 2012.

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