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World Championships 2007
25 August - 2 September




The women's marathon runners stay cool in Japan

Through the water spray come the leading marathon contenders as they battle humidity and heat in Osaka

Britain's Mara Yamauchi crosses the finish line

Britain's Mara Yamauchi is in contention with six miles to go but finishes ninth in two hours, 32 minutes and 55 seconds

Catherine Ndereba celebrates her marathon win

Kenya's Catherine Ndereba regains the title she won in Paris in 2003 from China's Chunxiu Zhou and Japan's Reiko Tosa

Britain's Mo Farah stumbles during the men's 5,000m final

Mo Farah is in action for Britain in the men's 5,000m final and finishes a creditable sixth after an early stumble

America's Bernard Lagat wins the men's 5,000m from Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge

A slow race is finally won by America's Bernard Lagat in 13 minutes 45.87 seconds ahead of Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge

Kenya's Alfred Kirwa Yego snatches gold on the line from Canada's Gary Reed

In the 800m Kenya's Alfred Kirwa Yego snatches gold on the line from Canada's Gary Reed in one minute 47.09 seconds

Bahrain's Maryam Jamal (front centre) wins 1500m gold

Bahrain's Maryam Jamal takes the women's 1500m title in three minutes 58.75 seconds from Russia's Yelena Soboleva

Finland's Tero Pitkamaki throws in the sixth round of the javelin

Tero Pitkamaki takes the javelin gold back to Finland - a final round throw of 90.33m extending his advantage over the field

Sanya Richards (centre) anchors the USA to relay victory

America's women are anchored to victory in the 4x400m relay by Sanya Richards with Jamaica picking up the silver

Great Britain's bronze-medal winning 4x400m relay team (l-r) Christine Ohuruogu, Marilyn Okoro, Nicola Sanders and Lee McConnell

Britain's women snatch a bronze after Nicola Sanders closes down and eventually overtakes Russia on the home straight

Croatia's Blanka Vlasic clears 2.05m to win the high jump

Croatia's Blanka Vlasic clears 2.05m to win high jump gold from Russia's Anna Chicherova and Italy's Antonietta Di Martina

Darold Williamson (left) takes the baton from Angelo Taylor

The US team are never in trouble in the final event in Osaka, the men's 4x400m relay and cruise to victory in 2:55.56

Great Britain's Richard Buck (second left) is impeded by fallers in the 4x400m relay

Bahamas and Poland take silver and bronze while hopes of a British medal disappear at the second handover

German athletes with a banner promoting the next Championships in two years

At the closing ceremony, the Germans take the opportunity to remind the world where the next Championships will be held



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