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 12th IAAF World Track & Field Championships
Berlin, Germany
August 15 - 23rd, 2009
John Nepolitan on site

Photo Galleries
Aug 15 (M Shot, M 100 Trials, W 400 and Steeple Trials, W 10,000 final)

Aug 16 (M 100 final WR, W 800 trials, 400 semi,
M 400 IH semi among others

Aug 17 (W Steeple final, M 1500 semi, W 800 semi, M 10,000 final, W 400 IH semi)

Aug 18 (M 200 semi, W HJ prelim, W 400 final,
M 400 IH final, W 400 IH semi, W 1500 1st

Aug 19 - (M 400 semi, M 200 Semi, W 200
1st round, W Discus prelim, M Decathlon day 1,
M 1500 final, W 800 final)

Aug 20 - (M 5000 heats, M 200 final, M HH Final,
End of Dec, W High jump, W 200 semi, M PV
premil, M 800, W 400 IH

Aug 21 - (W 1500 semi, M 800 semi, M high
jump, W 200 final, m 400 final

Aug 22 - (M Long Jump, M Pole Vault, M 4 x 400,
W 5000, w 4 x 100

Aug 23 - (M Javelin, M 5000, W 1500, M&W 4 x
400, M 800

Berlin 2009 spike bag contest - Winners announced

There is nothing better for a track fan to do then see the best compete on the biggest stage - this summer that stage is in Berlin and the 12th IAAF World Championships. Dyestat Metro's John Nepolitan is in Germany and will be posting reports from track side, behind the scene and around town so keep on checking back to a look at life at the World Champs and photos from Berlin.

Matt McCue catches up with Dyestat Alum Sanya Richards - includes a link to her video blog from Berlin

TEAM USA UPDATE including many Dyestat Alumni

Official IAAF Site including schedule and results

Track Action Photo Galleries

John Nepolitan's Travel Blog & Photos

Day 1 - Hit the Ground Running - Landing in Berlin and some of the basic groundwork for a great trip.

Day 2 - A look at the Stadium - A chance to look around the stadium and the Olympic Park area

Day 3 - Last chance to play tourist - A look around the once divded city and a short history lesson

Day 4 - Opening day of competition - A good day for the USA, will there be DQ's in the womens 10k?  And putting another photographer in his place.  Photo gallery included

Day 5 - 9.58 = WOW - A new World Record, a huge lens and a dead Ipod - race video included

Day 6 - American Record for Jenny Barringer - A visit to the Berlin Sports Museum, Lagat the team leader, Bekele dominates once again

Day 7 - Double Gold for the USA - Sanyan Richards gets her major championship, Clement repeats, and what kind of hours do we keep?

Day 8 - Wall of sound at the Olympic Stadium - Men's discus rocks Olympic Stadium, Lagat gives a tactics lesson, feeling comfortable in the German capitol

Day 9 - Bolt strikes again - A packed house, 19.19 WR, a star is hurt and 2 friends advance to the semi, and a greta high jump battle

 Day 10 - Rain rain go away - Computer problems, rough and tumble 800's, Women match men in 1500, and 2 gold medals by Dyestat Alum

Day 11 - Two only two - Phillips and Hooker only need two jumps, but for different reasons, more US relay troubles, and being track side.