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Anecdotes from the IAAF World Youth Championships
Phil Minshull in Bydgoszcz for the IAAF
Men's discus winner Chang Ming-Huang, from Chinese Taipei, raised eyebrows when he said that he had the unusual hobby of collecting knives and forks. "It's quite a fashion in Taipei at the moment," he explained. More...

Cornelius ChirchirChirchir causes people to look twice
Phil Minshull in Bydgoszcz for the IAAF

18 July 1999 - You could be forgiven for looking twice at Cornelius Chirchir and thinking that the Kenyan AAA had pulled a devious trick. The winner of the men's 1,500 at the IAAF World Youth Championships is a carbon-copy of his elder brother who won the world junior 800 title in Annecy last year. More...

400m gold medallist Monique HendersonMoore gets the United States out of the starting blocks

Phil Minshull in Bydgoszcz for the IAAF
18 July 1999 - LaShauntea Moore gave the United States its first gold medal of the IAAF World Youth Championships when the Ohio schoolgirl stepped on the accelerator 80 metres from the finish line of the women's 200, and overhauled her Jamaican rival Melanie Walker. More...

Cherono and Wale during the 2000m steeplechaseKenya wins African battle for honours in the distance events
Phil Minshull in Bydgoszcz for the IAAF
17 July 1999 - Ethiopia and Kenya are such regular combatants at long distance running that the phrase Rift Valley rivals has almost become a cliche but the two neighbouring countries went to war on the track once more on Saturday and it was Kenya who emerged as the emphatic winner after arguably two of the most thrilling races of the IAAF World Youth Championships so far. More...

Georgie Clarke wins the 800mAustralia's Golden Girls make their name in Bydgoszcz

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17 July 1999 - In the 1960s Ron Clarke burned up the tracks around the world setting many distance running world records. Now another Australian runner to bear the family name has emerged - Georgie Clarke. More...

Adji Doucoure first ever World Youth ChampionDoucoure becomes the first ever IAAF World Youth Champion
By Phil Minshull in Bydgoszcz for the IAAF
16 July 1999 - The name of Peter Chumba will forever be in the history books as the person who took the first ever IAAF world junior title and 13 years to the day after the Kenyan won the 10,000 metres in Athens, French hurdler Ladji Doucoure won a place alongside him as the first ever winner of an IAAF World Youth Championship gold medal.More...

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