The ‘Helsinki 2005’ Official Commemorative Book of the 10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Helsinki, Finland, 6-14 August 2005 has been published and is now on sale.
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‘Helsinki 2005’ Official Commemorative Book

The ‘Helsinki 2005’ Official Commemorative Book of the 10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Helsinki, Finland, 6-14 August 2005 has been published and is now on sale.... Read More

The IAAF is pleased with the preliminary television data received for the 10th edition of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, which took place from August 6-14 in Helsinki.
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TV ratings rise for IAAF World Championships

The IAAF is pleased with the preliminary television data received for the 10th edition of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, which took place from August 6-14 in Helsinki.... Read More

His home city of Berdichev, some 120 miles south west of Kiev, stands on the Hnylopyat River. It has had a troubled past. It is now in the Ukraine, but has variously been in Lithuanian, Polish, and Russian hands, and is famous for its ancient fortified Carmelite monastery. It was captured and plundered by the Zaporogian Cossacks in 1647, and in a moment of pillage of which his forebears would surely have been proud, Yuriy Krimarenko swooped in and stole the World High Jump title at the last day of 10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics (14).
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Krimarenko springs the biggest of surprises

His home city of Berdichev, some 120 miles south west of Kiev, stands on the Hnylopyat River. It has had a troubled past. It is now in the Ukraine, but has variously been in Lithuanian, Polish, and Russian hands, and is famous for its ancient fortified Carmelite monastery. It was captured and plundered by the Zaporogian Cossacks in 1647, and in a moment of pillage of which his forebears would surely have been proud, Yuriy Krimarenko swooped in and stole the World High Jump title at the last day of 10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics (14).... Read More

In what could well be remembered as one of the big surprises of the 10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Tanzanian runner Christopher Isegwe won his country’s first ever medal in the 22-year history of the World Championships when finishing second in the Marathon behind Morocco’s runaway champion Jaouad Gharib.
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Isegwe - a first for Tanzania

In what could well be remembered as one of the big surprises of the 10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Tanzanian runner Christopher Isegwe won his country’s first ever medal in the 22-year history of the World Championships when finishing second in the Marathon behind Morocco’s runaway champion Jaouad Gharib.... Read More

This evening we witnessed simply the greatest ever competition since the new specification women’s Javelin came into use on 1 January 1999 (first World record 31.12.99). Osleidys Menendez of Cuba, the champion of 2001 and of course last season’s Olympic winner, was the victor improving her World record (71.54) to 71.70 with her first throw.
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Menendez’s World record in her own words

This evening we witnessed simply the greatest ever competition since the new specification women’s Javelin came into use on 1 January 1999 (first World record 31.12.99). Osleidys Menendez of Cuba, the champion of 2001 and of course last season’s Olympic winner, was the victor improving her World record (71.54) to 71.70 with her first throw.... Read More