Saidi-Sief tails Limo into home straightHow can Ali Saidi-Sief win the 5000m?
K. Ken Nakamura for the IAAF
17 August 2001- It is generally believed that if the fastest 1500m runner is with the leaders during the final part of the 5000m race, he is most likely to win the race.  However, as witnessed in the Sydney Olympic Games and again in the World Championships in Edmonton, that is not necessarily true.  Each time the fastest 1500m runner in the field, Ali Saidi-Sief, was outkicked by slower 1500m runners.  The fastest 1500m runner does not necessarily possess the best finishing kick in the last 200m. More>>>
Edmonton 2001 truly Global AthleticsThiam Mbacke from Senegal
Pat Butcher for the IAAF
12 August 2001 – Edmonton - The final medals table is looking suspiciously like it used to do in the bad old days of the Cold War. But these are warmer times, and all credit to the Russians for getting their act back together after the considerable fall-out following the Soviet disintegration. More>>>

Cloete gives South Africa Gold
Hestrie Cloete
Ed Gordon for the IAAF

12 August 2001 – Edmonton - There was absolutely no possibility that Hestrie Cloete would successfully clear her final attempt in the high jump on Sunday afternoon.  Already with the knowledge that she had won, the South African's eyes were so flooded with tears that it was all she could do to keep the crossbar in focus. More>>>

Mutola shows she is still The Boss
Mutola crosses the line
Nick Davies for the IAAF

12 August 2001 - Edmonton - It’s been a decade since Maria Mutola made her first appearance at these World Championships, and yet again, she has proved why she has dominated the 800m for almost as long. More>>>
El Guerrouj bids farewell to the 1500 metres – maybe
Hicham celebrates as he crosses the lineEd Gordon for the IAAF

12 August 2001 – Edmonton - Adil Kaouch limped home almost eighteen seconds behind the winner in the 1500 meters Sunday afternoon, but he was still a satisfied man.  His work had been done very well.  Almost as well as in Seville two years ago. More>>>
Tegla Loroupe writes the Marathon in Edmonton 2001
Tegla Loroupe
12 August 2001 - Tegla Loroupe followed the Marathon live exclusively for the IAAF web site. You can read Tegla,s running commentary here.


Sadova’s Lessons
Natalya SadovaNikolay Ivanov for the IAAF
12 August 2001 - Edmonton - The new World Champion in the discus throw Moscow athlete, Natalya Sadova made a wonderful reality out of her greatest dream by beating  Belorussian athlete Ellina Zvereva who was had been world and European champion while Natalya was getting only silver and bronze medals. More>>>
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