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The 2009 World Outdoor Championships

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The 2009 World Outdoor Championships

Tyson Gay hopes to repeat as a sprint gold medalist at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships in Berlin.

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After the Olympic Games, track and field's premier events are the World Outdoor Championships. Officially titled the "IAAF World Championships in Athletics," the Olympic-type meets are held in odd-numbered years and bring together the world's best male and female track and field athletes. The 2009 World Outdoor Championships will be held in Berlin, Germany on August 15-23.

World Outdoor Championship Athletes:

Find out who the leading medal contenders are in 2009, then check out lists of medalists from the past 11 World Outdoor Track & Field Championships.


Top competitors for 2009

Results from previous World Outdoor Championships

World Outdoor Championship Events:

Learn the rules for each World Outdoor Championship event (which are the same as in the Olympics). Also, look at the 2009 schedule of events as well as photos illustrating each event.


Rules for each World Outdoor Championship event

The 2009 World Outdoor Championship schedule

Illustrated histories for each World Outdoor Championship event

Action photos for each World Outdoor Championship event

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