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IAAF World Track and Field Championships - Daegu, Korea

Date: August 26 - September 4, 2011

The 2011 World Championships are taking place in Daegu on August 27th through September 4th.

Read all the news that is surrounding the biggest meet of the year so that you know what happens when these top athlete get to Daegu.

Find the daily competition schedule here.

For more information, visit daegu2011.iaaf.org.

Posts about IAAF World Track and Field Championships - Daegu, Korea:

Lauren Fleshman: Creating “Fake World” in Daegu, and Peaking at Padlocked Goals.
posted on September 7, 2011 at 2:34am

All the athlete buses were tricked out This is part one of a two-part analysis of Worlds before I close the book on it and start focusing on New York Marathon!  Feel free to post questions or comments in the comments section and I’ll do my best to r...more

World Championships: Team USA Performance Analysis
posted on September 6, 2011 at 10:13am

In the aftermath of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships, I’m going to go over several Worlds topics in the next few days. Today I’m looking at the performance of the United States’ team as a whole. There weren’t big expectations placed o...more

How Ireland's women did in Daegu and a question: Why do we love running?
posted on September 5, 2011 at 10:18am

Making the choice for today's post was a little tough, been a busy weekend. But I went with the World Track and Field Championships in South Korea because ... well, because sometimes it's good to roll out the patriotism and Ireland was in there plugging a...more

What Competing at the World Championships Looks Like (if you are Lauren Fleshman)
posted on September 3, 2011 at 11:52pm

Riddle me this. This is what has been going on in Lauren-land today (most of it while you were sleeping). If you are the least bit curious to know what competition day looks like for a pro runner at the World Championships, read on.  I’ll take you t...more

IAAF World Championships Day 9 Preview
posted on September 3, 2011 at 11:44pm

Worlds Close With a Bang The best is saved for last, as Usain Bolt will likely close out the 13th IAAF World Championships in the men’s 4×100 relay. The day starts off with the men’s marathon. There’s a wide-open women’s 800 meters, where Ca...more

Lauren Fleshman in Daegu: Get ‘em USA!
posted on September 2, 2011 at 1:31am

My first souvenir from Daegu! Hot Damn! The weather is scorching, there are vats of baby octopus at the dining hall, I’m walking around the athlete village with a big USA on my chest, and I’m racing in the World Championships final of the 5000 met...more

IAAF World Championships Day 7 Preview
posted on September 1, 2011 at 8:43pm

More Gold for the USA? Day 7 of the IAAF World Championships has many opportunities for the USA to add to its gold medal haul. Finals are held in four events that Americans are figured as having chances to win: the men’s shot put, long jump and 4×400...more

Lashinda Demus' gold a long time coming...and a family affair
posted on September 1, 2011 at 1:49pm

For Lashinda Demus, it's been a long time coming. Demus is a classic example of hard work and perseverance paying off as well as learning to control what you can control and letting the rest handle itself. After making her first Olympic team in 2004 as...more

Quick Thursday morning IAAF World Champs recap
posted on September 1, 2011 at 1:42pm

First, I must start with the most dramatic competition of the day, at least from the perspective of this female living in the US. There was no doubt that my hopes of a US medal in the 1500m was riding on Morgan Uceny. Uceny was holding a #2 world ranking ...more

Jenny Simpson stuns the world...and herself...winning 1500m gold in Daegu
posted on September 1, 2011 at 1:03pm

As I tried to keep my eyes open at 6:55am this morning to watch the women's 1500m final at the World Championships in Daegu, I wondered why I thought it was so important to catch this race live. "Why can't I just wake up in a few hours, stay off Twitter, ...more

IAAF World Championships Day 6 Preview
posted on August 31, 2011 at 2:06pm

Hurdlers, High Jumper and Milers lead US Medal Hopes Day 6 of the IAAF World Championships has huge potential for adding to the USA’s lead in the medal table. Jesse Williams is pointing towards gold in the men’s high jump final. The women’s 1500 ...more

IAAF World Championships Day 4 Preview
posted on August 29, 2011 at 10:31pm

Ennis, Isinbayeva, Rudisha, and Merritt are the highlights Day 4 of the IAAF World Championships feature world record holder David Rudisha going after his first Worlds gold medal, Yelena Isinbayeva attempts to regain her champion status, and Jessica Enni...more

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