Day 4, Part 2 Athletics: World Championships


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Day 4, Part 2

Gabby Logan presents continued live coverage from the London Stadium, including the finals of the women's 1,500m and the men's 110m hurdles.


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Faces world domination for Mo Farah. Michael Johnson storming away to

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another gold medal. Magnificent, Carl Lewis, that is

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history in the making. Jessica Ennis-Hill is back on top of

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the world. Its huge! Its massive!

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Champion of the world. Usain Bolt! At 9:50pm tonight Scotland's Laura

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Muir will run three and three quarters laps of this tract in a bid

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to become the first British woman ever to win the 1500 metres in the

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World Championships. COMMENTATOR: Laura Muir doing what

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she does best, digging deep and grimacing down the back straight.

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People always ask me what it's like to be a distance runner. For me, the

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psychological balance, the powerful yet intricately woven physical and

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mental process that racing is all about is maybe best summed up by

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these words. With every step you tread, with

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every breath you take, determination makes you run. Never stop. Got to

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win. Got to run until you drop. Keep the pace, hold the race. I've got to

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keep running the course. I've got to keep running and win at all costs.

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I've got to keep going. Be strong, must be so determined, and push

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myself on. Run on and on, run on and on. We all love a bit of Iron

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Maiden. # I've got to keep running and win

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at all costs # I've got to keep going

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# Be determined and push myself on # STUDIO: She is a fair maiden that we

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didn't have Paula down as an Iron Maiden fan, you live and learn. The

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women's 1500 metre final is the big attraction on Dave four, so far

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we've had three amazing days. So many controversies, stories and

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magic, that's why we love the sport so much, and all that has been can

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-- captured here and lots of action is still to come. Laura Muir is out

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on the track, she has just arrived on the warm up track, getting

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herself ready. One hour 16 minutes away. It is quite a chilly evening,

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the temperature has dropped a few degrees so she will keep those

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layers on a little longer, I think. Iron Maiden fan, Paula Radcliffe, is

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the sandwich filler Twin Denise Lewis and Michael Johnson, whose

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musical taste is no doubt will come out over the next few days. Did that

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surprise you about Paula? Nothing surprises me about Paula, I can see

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a bit of Iron. A bit of head-banging. Paula has surprised me

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before so I can see that. Tonight come of this final is such an

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exciting final, they are calling it the greatest final in the

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championship in terms of the sheer talent that is in there, and it's

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difficult to pick out their favourite. Who would do that after

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last night anyway's it personifies exactly that, just how great sport

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is when it is unpredictable, when it is all down to that intriguing

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battle over what people will do, how they will run it. Because, not

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everybody can go into that race and execute the plan from start to

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finish. Laura Muir is one of those people who can do that, she can have

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a plan and go out and lay everything on the line for that plan, there are

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lots of girls in the race who will not be prepared to do that, so

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that's why I say when we looked down to find who will be the natural

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frontrunner to take that on to take the race and take the sting out of

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Caster Semenya who has looked frighteningly easy through the

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rounds so far. Sifan Hassan has been the best woman in the world so far

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and knows she is in better shape than she has been. Genzebe Dibaba

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has not been in good form. They'll have to do something. Will Laura

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Muir run safe and run for the bronze medal? Laura Muir has never done

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that in her life. Will she lay it all on the line and go for gold and

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in doing so really lay herself wide open to the people who will sit and

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wait like Jenny Simpson, Laura Weightman sneaking over the radar,

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and Meraf Bahta. Some headlines from what has happened so far this

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evening, if you are not with us on BBC Two for the women's hammer final

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and Sophie Hitchon of Great Britain came into this as a contender for a

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rostrum finish but sadly it plateaued for Sophie this evening,

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she was landing her throws around the same mark of the final throw as

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it was in Rio was her best at 72.32, immense disappointment finishing

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seventh, and of course a bronze-medallist in Rio a year ago

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and not able to improve her PB tonight which would have taken her

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to a medal finish, Denise. She was bitterly disappointed afterwards.

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Bitterly disappointed. A lot of expectation. Britain are not only

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looking for medals, but for her personally just being in shape,

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mentally focused, and not delivering what she expected to be a great

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performance. And of course it was won by Anita Wlodarczyk, the out and

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out favourite, her distance was down, 77.90, she threw, but it was

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enough, a couple of metres ahead of second place, so congratulations to

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Poland, one and three in that hammer final. Just as we came on air it was

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the men's 400 metres hurdles heats, the second heat and Steve Cram is

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your commentator. COMMENTATOR: There is the line-up for the second

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semifinal, Jack Green in lane three, the real dangers in five, TJ Holmes

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of the USA, Mamadou Kasse Hann of France, Jim Yuille hide -- Jaheel

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Hyde of Jamaica. And Mitu qualified by rights and two fastest losers

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through to Wednesday's final. Jack will have to run quicker than he has

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done maybe in his career to get through here. Changing down on

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hurdle eight in the heats, he said he might change down earlier today

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in hurdle seven and bring it home from their but he has already got

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some ground to make up, TJ Holmes going well, the 20-year-old of

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Jamaica Jaheel Hyde going well and outside him Jack Green with a bit of

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distance to make up. They will need to be strong in the home straight,

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they have gone out hard. Jack Green has got to go here. TJ Holmes,

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Jaheel Hyde, over on the inside Kariem Hussein is coming fast. Look

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at Kariem Hussein. TJ Holmes will get up to second place, Jack Green

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may have been fourth. Fourth is the least he would have to do given the

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time was 49.13, a really messy race from everyone, Kariem Hussein in

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lane two did we had to do and everybody is, to be honest, did not

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perform up to scratch, so whatever happens Jack Green is out, not quick

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enough in the heat, terrible race from Jaheel Hyde, terrible race from

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Hann, Jack Green is out. Confirmation of the result, slow

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semifinal, they went out hard and could not bring it back, the only

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one who ran his own race was Kariem Hussein. TJ Holmes got the nod, so

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those two through to the final, no fastest loser.

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The last of the semifinals, these are those who will contest it.

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Here is Samba both Qatar, running for Qatar of the last couple of

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years, from Mauritania, 48.31 this season. Looked very good in

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qualifying. Ludvy Vaillant of France, another youngster, a new

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personal best this season, 49.31. Might struggle against the athlete

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outside and in side. Yasmani Copello, the bronze-medallist in

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Rio, former Cuban are now running for Turkey. Ricardo Cunningham of

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Jamaica is 36 now, giving away a few years. Much of his career was spent

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as an 800-metre runner but pretty good times in this event now. And on

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the inside in lane two, Eric Futch, the US champion, down to 48.18 this

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season, works with the same coach as Kerron Clement. That second

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semifinal was very disappointing in terms of standard from a lot of

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them, the times, not just Jack Green, but everyone down on their

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best. The fastest losers, two of them from the first semifinal,

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48.66, the last of them Kemar Mowatt of Jamaica. So, Eric Futch, Ricardo

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Cunningham, Yasmani Copello, Ludvy Vaillant of France, Samba of Qatar

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in six, Marcio Teles of Brazil goes in seven, the Italian in eight and

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the Argentinian in lane nine. The last of the semifinals of the

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men's 400 metres hurdles, the final is on Wednesday and a bit of a

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movement made by samba of Qatar in lane six in the red vest, the tall

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figure striding beautifully down the back straight, samba with a fraction

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of the lead at the moment. The Brazilian, Marcio Teles has fallen,

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and it looked nasty. Samba still moving nicely, and also the French

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youngster Ludvy Vaillant. Yasmani Copello, the Turkish athlete is

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beginning to look like he is jogging, so powerful in the final

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stages. Eric Futch trying to get into things and be American does

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that, the Olympic champion is spent. These three are battling. Eric Futch

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checks so he misses out on automatic qualifying and it's about the time

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now, as Samba takes it, Yasmani Copello second and Eric Futch run

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out of automatic qualifying, the US champion. The time of the winner is

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48.77, so he will not go through, Eric Futch, it will just be those

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two men in the first positions. Yasmani Copello. Marcio Teles is

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getting treatment. Samba of Qatar was the winner. This was Marcio

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Teles taking a nasty fall on the back straight, just getting back to

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his feet. Third from the left of your screen, I think he cracks it

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with his lead leg, he was all over the place and he hooked his lead

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foot under the barrier. You've got to remember that these hurdles are

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weighted, they are not flimsy and will just drop. Have a look at this

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race, this is what I call a well-balanced race, they didn't go

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out particularly hard, they went out with the right pace. Getting into

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the rhythm of the 400-metre hurdles is important, you heard Eilidh Doyle

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say that, you don't want to mess about, get into your stride pattern

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and get it right and these two athletes did that and they are

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rewarded with a direct place in the final. Good, solid, and looking

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forward to a good final. Marcio Teles is getting helped off but that

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was a slower heat semifinals are the fastest losers both coming from that

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first semifinal, which we will tidy up for you later on.

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Another field event final just about to get under way, the women's triple

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jump, three main contenders, Rypakova, the Olympic champion of

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2012, the Venezuelan at the bottom of your screen, one of the most

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successful athletes in the world across all events, Caterine Ibarguen

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makes her quest to be three times world champion. So, Olga Rypakova

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enjoyed this stadium in 2012 en route to becoming Olympic champion.

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She is now 32 years of age. It was bronze last year for the Kazakhstan

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athlete. Behind Rojas and Ibarguen. Rypakova, round one of the women's

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triple jump final. It is a big jump beyond 14 metres. That is a good

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start for her. Season's best of 14.64, rangy athlete, good step,

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good balance, stretched well in to the middle phase, held it into the

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final jump. Let's have a look at the board. Slight adjustment can be

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made. It is a really good start for Olga Rypakova. She is a 15-metre

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jumper when she gets it really right. 14.45. In the lead in the

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first round. Caterine Ibarguen chasing Rypakova's gleed. Look at

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that. -- lead. Another athlete that can go to 40 metres and beyond as

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she did last summer on the way to Olympic glory, 15.17 on that

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occasion. -- 14 metres and beyond. She looks as if she has made inroads

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into the leading mark of Rypakova, that looks closer to the 15-metre

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line for Ibarguen. Synonymous with the event, probably as much as

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Christian Taylor is on the men's side. Christian Taylor, we sought

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qualify earlier this season -- we sought qualify, this is the final,

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medals on offer, a bug when has two medals already in her collection. It

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is young versus old. Ibarguen is 33 years of age, Rojas, the Venezuelan,

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21 years of age. 14.67, out in front.

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I mentioned Christian Taylor. This was earlier this evening in the

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qualifying. 17 metres exactly was needed.

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18 metres 11. That was his best from this year.

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Good on the board. Out to qualify. In excess of that 17-metre mark. His

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team-mate was better, 17. 20. Only three athletes got the lead in

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qualifying. Got the automatic qualifying in the men's triple jump.

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Christian Naples of Cuba. The 18-year-old was the third.

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Will Clay also making up that American ci yes. But Christian

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Taylor goes into this final, 17. 15. Here are all the qualifiers for that

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triple jump final. That looks like the battle.

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Nathan Fox, unfortunately not able to get into contention.

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19th place. The qualifiers then for the final of

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the men's 400. Clement, the quickest of them.

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We have a very busy night still to come here. Let's look at what's

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coming up. The women's, Allyson Felix is out

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there for the 400 metres. Reigning Olympic champion Omar

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McLeod has talked about breaking the hurdles record this year. Can he do

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it tonight? The man who holds that record is Aries Merritt. Going for a

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first outdoor world title. And Laura Weightman, she's looking

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to shine in that 1500 metre final at 9. 50pm.

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Joining Weightman is Caster Semenya, an Olympic champion over 800 metres.

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Looking for a first 1500 metre medal. There'll be Faith Chepngetich

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Kipyegon. Can she grab gold? On paper, it is one of the hardest

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races of the championship. Nine-world champion finalist Allyson

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Felix features at 8.55. You can expect a fierce battle

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between Aries Merritt and Mcleod. It is the 1500 metre final. Could be

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the race of the championship, not least if Laura Muir gets herself on

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to the podium. And Laura Muir, on her own there, in the warm-up area.

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Just under an hour to go. Her date with destiny. She's been magnificent

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indoors, a double champion, breaking British records. She's got a hugely

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talented field to contend with. It is absolutely stacked. Not least

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Caster Semenya. She's there on the right, the South African, who of

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course is dominant in 800 metres. She's chosen the 1500 metres this

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time around. She made her qualifying look very straightforward. Let's

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look at the medal table. Had a few chances to add to tallies.

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And this evening we have seen a couple of medal ceremonies. But it

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is very, very even. New Zealand, of course with that shot put gold in

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the men's competition last night. United States leading the way, from

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Ethiopia. There have been a few women actually really who we had

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high hopes to get on to the rostrum, Holly Bradshaw, Sophie Hitchon,

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obviously, as an Olympic bronze-medallist. Of the six to

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eight that British Athletics have targeted, would they have been in

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that group? I think so. At least from KJT as

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well. There would have been at least a couple in there. I think that six

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to eight range was pretty much based on, yes, we have two guaranteed for

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Mo, and then we've got a whole... Guaranteed, even after thafl 10 K.

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That was the way they are looking at it. It is two guaranteed there. From

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the rest, we've got a whole bunch that everything needs to go right.

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Things need to go right in there. I had Walkins in there. There are some

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that aring noing on the -- are knocking on the door. Calum thought

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he was capable of getting that medal. That's a good sign, he can

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come back and attack for more. Sophie Hitchon said she's her, the

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biggest disappointment - nobody can be more disappointed than she can

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herself because so much was riding on it. That is all a good sign.

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Thaul goes in and gets them more fired up the next time they come

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around. It is UK Sport that set the target of six to eight. They would

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have been hopeful with it being a home championship that would have

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been at the upper end of that tally. UK Sport set the target and how it

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affects the sport should we not get the medal target. You must be

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chuffed about how the United States are doing at the moment? I think

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that, though, you know, with what we do, in terms of getting people sort

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of hyped up, Sophie Hitchon, I mean, I think that was just a lot of

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pressure on her. She's tenth best coming into the world in this

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championship. Her performance was tenth best in the world. To expect

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her to leapfrog six people to get into bronzed people is expecting

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quite a lot. It is the women's 400 metres semi-finals about to take

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place now on the track. Steve Cram is there for you.

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Not a Stella year. Hayes of the United States. This is

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McPherson of Jamaica who will hope she can get ahead of these two we

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are seeing here, Hayes, 49. 72. Really enjoy watching her. Her

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husband will take part later on in this week. The Olympic champion.

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Patience Okon George, of Nigeria, in lane four.

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51. 06 this year. Roxana Gomez, Bianca Razor, another

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couple in this, Ashley Kelly from the British virgin islands on the

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outside. And Gunta Latiseva-Cudare, of

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Latvia. First two to go through. The only

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British athlete to make it through was Zoey Clark. It will be tough for

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her at this level. First two and fastest through. We

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expect the Olympic champion who has been in great form all year. And 400

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metres against the American champion, Quanera Hayes. It should

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be straightforward for those two. When she won that Olympic title, she

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threw herself over the line. Coaches maybe giving them diving

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lessons! I don't know. Is Quanera Hayes suffering here? She's

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beginning to run now. She's got a lot of ground to make up. McPherson

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is up there with Miller-Uibo. Yes, maybe McPherson is going to now

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try and hold off. The charging Quanera Hayes. That was too slow

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through the first 200 metres. She's trying to get there. It will be

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McPherson who takes second. What on earth was the American champion

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doing? I know she would have looked at that and I said the two should

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qualify, no problem for the Olympic champion. But the American champion,

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well actually I will let Michael come in on this. I was astounded.

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That couldn't have been the game plan. Steve, I have no more than you

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do. I don't know what she was doing there. She literally was asleep on

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the back stretch and when she saw the Olympic champion, Miller-Uibo,

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come by her she didn't react. This is a semifinal. You know you are

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under pressure. Get up to race pace. At this point everything looks OK.

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But she never really pushes down the back stretch. You see Shaunae

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Miller-Uibo go past here. Now Miller-Uibo, now she's married and

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getting into the current and not running it like a final. Now she can

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relax down the home stretch. Quanera Hayes, on the outside,

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trying to get back into it. Looked like maybe there was something wrong

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on the back stretch. She's obviously got the speed and endurance, because

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she's making a mad dash for the finish line. Trying to get one of

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those guaranteed spots in the final. But not to be. But maybe she'll get

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in on time. She may well do. It may well be

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quick enough. The overall standard is not great, isn't exceptional this

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year. At this point she seemed to switch off. And you see Shaunae

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Miller-Uibo go past here at that point. You wonder after what we have

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heard about some of the athletes suffering from food poisoning and

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maybe something was wrong. It looked at 200 metres she may have taken a

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look down, but now things seem to be OK, back in to it. And technique

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looks great. Technique looks fine. It looks like there's nothing really

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wrong here. It will be interesting to see, to hear from her what was

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going on and I am sure we'll get some news. Shaunae Miller knows

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she's got this in hand and knows she'll have a battle in that final

:29:22.:29:24.

against Allyson Felix, who we will see coming up later in one of the

:29:25.:29:29.

semi-finals. That should be a real battle between those two.

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Allyson Felix coming up in the next semifinal. Zoey Clark will be in the

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third. Let's tidy that up. The Olympic champion winning, very

:29:41.:29:42.

comfortable. McPherson taking second spot. And Hayes, the US champion,

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50. 71. The women's triple jump final, 14.55

:29:47.:29:59.

in the first round. Trailing 14.60 seven. That's better, though. The

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battle of the South Americans. It is playing out as anticipated. 14.67,

:30:13.:30:18.

the league is under threat. She has evened out her phases

:30:19.:30:29.

somewhat, carrying the speed through into the job very well. 14.98,

:30:30.:30:36.

silver last year in Rio. You can see the speed continuing into the jump

:30:37.:30:38.

and is giving her plenty of distance. Lots more to come from the

:30:39.:30:44.

young Venezuelan, going into the gold medal position. 14.82 in the

:30:45.:30:56.

second round. So, what can the reigning champion do to respond?

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She's had her lead taken away. Hitting the ball well. Well, it is

:31:01.:31:08.

shy of the gold mine -- hitting the board well. Similar to her first

:31:09.:31:17.

round jump of 14.60 seven. -- of the gold line. The battle of the South

:31:18.:31:21.

Americans. It is also experienced versus youth. Ibarguen is the most

:31:22.:31:27.

experienced triple jump, at 33 years of age. Rojas, raw and talented, in

:31:28.:31:36.

the gold medal position. Ibarguen relegated to silver at the moment.

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But four jumps remaining. 14.69, a slight improvement for Ibarguen.

:31:46.:31:50.

Nearing the end of things on this rather cool Monday night in the East

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End of London, looking down at the stadium. A wonderful site, heading

:31:56.:32:00.

further west, towards the centre of the city. Just four races left. The

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next is the second semifinal of the women's 400-metre hurdles. In front

:32:07.:32:12.

of a capacity crowd. Conditions are pretty good. It's a little bit cool.

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Look out for Naser of Bahrain as well in lane seven.

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There is Shericka Jackson. Bronze in the last World Championships and

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Olympics behind a big two, Allyson Felix and Miller-Uibo. Felix is

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winning in 2005, 2007 and 2009. 400 champion in Beijing four years ago

:32:45.:32:49.

and an Olympic 200-metre champion here five years ago. But the Olympic

:32:50.:33:01.

400 metres escaped in Rio. Nirmla, from northern India. 51.28 this

:33:02.:33:08.

season. Lydia Jele of Botswana, some way down on her season's best time

:33:09.:33:14.

of 50.30 two. In qualifying she was 51.40 one. Get a closer look of

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Naser of Bahrain in lane seven. Vasiliou is in lane six. Ajayi of

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Nigeria in lane eight. Williams-Mills in nine, the

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Jamaican. Allyson Felix is in four. Keep an eye on Naser, the

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19-year-old in seven. Running a personal best previously.

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The second semifinal in the women's 400-metre hurdles. There is Naser in

:33:52.:33:57.

lane seven with the blonde hair. Look at Allyson Felix, look at her

:33:58.:34:01.

go, passing Shericka Jackson already. Allyson Felix is moving

:34:02.:34:06.

along so well, Jackson trying to respond and doing so at the moment.

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Two automatic qualifying places. Jackson responds. Felix sitting

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alongside her. Felix with that long stride, a graceful sprinter, moving

:34:19.:34:23.

around the bend. But Naser is still there and so is Williams-Mills, the

:34:24.:34:29.

35-year-old Jamaican on the outside. Two automatic places. Felix in the

:34:30.:34:34.

clear but here comes Naser. Jackson trying to get there but Naser coming

:34:35.:34:38.

through. Allyson Felix well... No, Naser takes it. 50.0 eight. It was a

:34:39.:34:47.

huge personal best to come down to 50.57 in the first round. This

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19-year-old from Bahrain has just run 50.0 eight. A huge national

:34:54.:34:59.

record. Astonishing time. She's beaten Allyson Felix. In the final

:35:00.:35:05.

is when it matters and Felix had a little bit to spare but not much,

:35:06.:35:12.

50.0 eight. We highlighted Naser the horse and -- Naser beforehand and we

:35:13.:35:20.

will see her in the final. This was astonishing from Naser. Absolutely

:35:21.:35:23.

astonishing from the 18-year-old. Allyson Felix was a little bit

:35:24.:35:28.

different, running quickly down the back stretch. She has the gas on

:35:29.:35:33.

here right now but you'll see that she's sort of comes off the gas, I

:35:34.:35:38.

think she thought they were running to quickly. She sought Naser. Right

:35:39.:35:45.

here, Felix takes her foot off the gas a little bit thinking that she's

:35:46.:35:53.

not this. -- she saw Naser. Naser on the outside, third from the left,

:35:54.:35:58.

now just racing down the home stretch. A very good race here. Nice

:35:59.:36:06.

technique. Strong, able to hold her speed down the home stretch. Allyson

:36:07.:36:10.

Felix she's that she gained on her and has to get back in, going to the

:36:11.:36:15.

afterburners but not able to win this. A very quick heat. Felix out

:36:16.:36:21.

of the blocks quickly, she has the 200 metres speed she can use, a lot

:36:22.:36:27.

quicker than most of the other athletes in the heat. Nice and

:36:28.:36:33.

relaxed down the back stretch. Let's see if we can see, just after 200,

:36:34.:36:38.

she starts to slow down, her arms dropped a little bit, she starts to

:36:39.:36:44.

relax round the bend. I'm not sure of that particular strategy. Maybe

:36:45.:36:48.

working on a couple of different things in anticipation of what she

:36:49.:36:51.

may get from Miller-Uibo in the final. We see her now in control of

:36:52.:36:57.

the race, checking the big screen but then she has to kick back in

:36:58.:37:02.

right there. Someone is coming up on me and I have to kick back in and

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that's tough, a tough way to win. We talked about that in some of the

:37:08.:37:13.

other rounds of the 400 metres. Easy qualification for Allyson Felix,

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she'll be in the final but it was an amazing run by the young

:37:18.:37:21.

18-year-old. Fantastic running there. Very interesting run. Naser,

:37:22.:37:33.

50.0 eight. Felix has a bit more to give but Naser is a contender.

:37:34.:37:39.

Williams-Mills and Jackson, the Jamaicans can adjust faster than

:37:40.:37:44.

Hayes, so the American is out -- the Americans, just faster than Hayes.

:37:45.:37:50.

It has been billed as the battle between Venezuela and Colombia but

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Rypakova of Kazakhstan can spoil the South American party. She's done

:37:57.:38:02.

that in the past. 14.45 in the first round. Trailing the South Americans

:38:03.:38:07.

in the second round. We're into the third. Good extension there and

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that's a big effort. That is going to threaten, maybe not for the lead,

:38:16.:38:23.

which is Rojas at the moment, 14.80 two. Staying warm. Just locked

:38:24.:38:29.

herself slightly in the second phase. What should be happening, she

:38:30.:38:35.

should be leading with her thigh, rather than her foot. In the hot

:38:36.:38:41.

phase, leading with the thigh and in the step phase, leading with the

:38:42.:38:46.

third, slightly ahead of the hips. Difficult to maintain speed. The

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critical thing is maintaining speed into the jump from the step phase.

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14.77, a season's best, she goes into second place. There is

:38:56.:39:02.

Ibarguen, relegated to third. You've been studying the phases, Toni, what

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have you made of the difference between Rojas and Ibarguen? Both

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hopping the same distance, 5.0 but the step phase is the difference,

:39:16.:39:21.

and the jump phase, Rojas has a better job phase. It is like

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Ibarguen should sacrifice a bit of step so she can have more for the

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jump phase. Now to the third of the three semifinals.

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Zoey Clark of Great Britain. There is Zoey Clark. What a year she's

:39:47.:39:59.

had, I don't think she could have imagined this at the start of the

:40:00.:40:04.

season, winning the British trials, 400 personal best, 200 personal

:40:05.:40:10.

best. Gordon from Jamaica, winning the NCAA. Could be a threat here.

:40:11.:40:18.

Montsho, former world champion, pipped by Christine Ohuruogu in

:40:19.:40:29.

2013. 14-16, she is back. Not that welcome, I guess. Francis of the

:40:30.:40:35.

United States, will she run better than Hayes did. We saw Allyson Felix

:40:36.:40:39.

as well, going well, but just missing out on winning her semi.

:40:40.:40:46.

Mupopo, the African champion, a new personal best this year in the 200

:40:47.:40:51.

metres which may help her this year. Spell my of Germany. When you luck

:40:52.:41:01.

through this semifinal, I know that Zoey Clark is actually the slowest

:41:02.:41:06.

on the season's best in this. But she is in lane eight, with running

:41:07.:41:16.

well this year and was close in qualification to her personal best.

:41:17.:41:22.

The race of her life here. If a couple of others don't run well.

:41:23.:41:31.

Hayes didn't, she is out. 100th of a second in terms of the fastest

:41:32.:41:35.

losers. She isn't in but Felix is, so they are watching.

:41:36.:41:46.

Gordon from the University of Texas, running for Jamaica here.

:41:47.:42:01.

So, Zoey Clark will certainly have the crowd cheering her through this.

:42:02.:42:07.

She certainly tapped it in the first 100. Bamgbose on the outside.

:42:08.:42:16.

Francis is going very well in the middle, the American moving away

:42:17.:42:20.

from Mupopo. Montsho is in the mix as well. Zoey Clark will have to try

:42:21.:42:26.

and battle and get at least a personal best here. Mupopo is trying

:42:27.:42:32.

to chase down, she is in four. Francis is leading it. And going

:42:33.:42:37.

very well now, Francis, looking strong. Is she going to hold it?

:42:38.:42:43.

Pressure from Mupopo. First two go through. Gordon trying to get there

:42:44.:42:48.

but they are pulling away. Clark finishing well, she may be fifth

:42:49.:42:53.

here. The American wins it, perhaps six or seven for Clark. 50.39, the

:42:54.:42:58.

winning time. A couple of outstanding athletes. The young

:42:59.:43:09.

Bahrain athlete throwing her way in, surely it is going to be between

:43:10.:43:16.

Felix and Miller-Uibo. Just waiting for the time to come up for Zoey

:43:17.:43:23.

Clark. I think very close to her personal best, if it isn't. It may

:43:24.:43:28.

be only 100 or so. It is a personal best. Yeah this is... Francis was

:43:29.:43:37.

always going to be the favourite for this race but I think you're right,

:43:38.:43:41.

Steve, it is shaping up to be an amazing battle between Miller-Uibo

:43:42.:43:49.

and Felix. Francis will put herself in the mix. Struggling a bit here,

:43:50.:43:54.

looking a bit slow coming down the home stretch but great strategy,

:43:55.:44:01.

putting herself in the mix. Montsho on the right-hand side. Former

:44:02.:44:08.

world-beater at 400 metres. Struggling. Francis always runs this

:44:09.:44:14.

way, you can see the rotation from right to left. That's think she'll

:44:15.:44:18.

have to rectify if she to get some faster times and started to mix it

:44:19.:44:23.

up with the likes of Allyson Felix and Miller-Uibo. Still, great

:44:24.:44:27.

qualifying by Francis there. Rojas, 14.82 in the second round.

:44:28.:44:46.

Rallying support from a big crowd again here inside the Olympic

:44:47.:44:54.

Stadium. She is out in front. It's time may to stretch out and try and

:44:55.:44:57.

create a gap between her and the rest of the field. Round three. The

:44:58.:45:04.

event leader, Rojas. Again just chopping slightly. Another big

:45:05.:45:11.

effort. Bang on the gold line that is hers.

:45:12.:45:17.

That's good. Reaching, that active foot back underneath. She carries as

:45:18.:45:28.

much speed as she can in the pit. Space on the board. Maybe more to

:45:29.:45:36.

come from Rojas. The flamboyant indoor champion. She can do it when

:45:37.:45:40.

it matters. She's in the lead and extended it. Rojas, at the halfway

:45:41.:45:47.

stage, out in front. Are we witnessing a changing of the guard?

:45:48.:45:57.

Ibarguen looking to respond. Oh, it is a bigs effort.

:45:58.:46:12.

Really big jump from Ibarguen here. Works off that final phase and into

:46:13.:46:32.

the pit. It is 14.89 for Ibarguen. We have a competition, no Brits

:46:33.:46:38.

involved, unfortunately. You can throw a halt over the first

:46:39.:46:42.

two, at least. Season's best for Ibarguen. Six centimetres between

:46:43.:46:49.

gold and silver. Three jumps remaining.

:46:50.:46:58.

Confirmation of the result: Gordon will be disappointed with

:46:59.:47:04.

that. Zoey Clark taken 300ths off her personal best. Let's look at the

:47:05.:47:12.

qualifiers. As I said, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the champion.

:47:13.:47:24.

Look at Williams-Mills. This will be her sixth World Championship final

:47:25.:47:28.

at the age of 35, going through as the fastest loser.

:47:29.:47:35.

# No-one to run to, baby... Laura Muir doing what she does

:47:36.:47:46.

best... She's a class above everybody. Oh, my word! She's

:47:47.:47:52.

smashed the British record. This is a display of distance at its very

:47:53.:47:57.

best. She has a chance to make a bit of history.

:47:58.:48:05.

Laura Muir will be going in about 31 minutes' time. This stadium is

:48:06.:48:22.

anticipating, well the world of athletics is looking forward to it.

:48:23.:48:26.

She will need to warm up because the temperature has dropped. There's

:48:27.:48:32.

Semenya settlement Laura Weightman in the back-- there's Caster

:48:33.:48:35.

Semenya, and Jake Wightman in the background.

:48:36.:48:41.

Caster Semenya we have seen dominate at 800 metres when she races and

:48:42.:48:47.

well now, the 1500 metres lies in wait for her.

:48:48.:48:52.

I mean truly, these are the names of 1500 middle distance running and

:48:53.:48:56.

they are all going to be lining up. It really is a loaded field.

:48:57.:49:02.

Of course you wouldn't have a race without Genzebe Dibaba. Look at that

:49:03.:49:13.

time the second fastest in the field is Laura Muir, which you cannot base

:49:14.:49:26.

it on paper, Hassan will be a certain contender. It is hard to

:49:27.:49:30.

separate these athletes. Caster Semenya, we have seen her run over

:49:31.:49:35.

the years dominate racing. She decided to go for the 1500 metres.

:49:36.:49:40.

When ever she races controversy is never that far away. Here's Phil

:49:41.:49:42.

Jones. Laura Muir triumph in the 1500

:49:43.:49:52.

metres final, a new headline act will be born. Another scenario could

:49:53.:49:58.

see a more controversial outcome, involving an athlete used to

:49:59.:50:02.

dominating the front and back pages. Caster Semenya has raced through a

:50:03.:50:07.

career dogged by accusations and recriminations. Eight years ago she

:50:08.:50:14.

announced her athletic prowess to the world, aged 18, having found

:50:15.:50:18.

herself at the centres over her gender. All the controversy could be

:50:19.:50:24.

behind her. She is going to dominate at this event. Controversies aside

:50:25.:50:32.

for the time being. With World Championship gold and rapidly

:50:33.:50:35.

improving times her identity was ever more scrutinised. The burning

:50:36.:50:40.

question, was she in fact a he? It wasn't really good for me, for

:50:41.:50:46.

publicity to become a world champion and you never celebrate it. So it --

:50:47.:50:57.

she was asked to take a sex verifiation test. She was declared

:50:58.:51:01.

ineligible for competition pending the outcome. I felt humiliated. At

:51:02.:51:06.

the end of the day you cannot control what people think. 11 months

:51:07.:51:11.

passed when the IAAF announced Semenya was clear to run. While the

:51:12.:51:19.

sport was introduced new regulations testing testosterone levels, Semenya

:51:20.:51:24.

was back winning silver. Another silver followed in London, 2012,

:51:25.:51:28.

which will likely become gold after the Russian was stripped for the

:51:29.:51:33.

title for doping. Semenya's biggest golden moment outright would come

:51:34.:51:38.

four years later at Rio. Her time eclipsing anything she had

:51:39.:51:42.

previously run. Semenya steps on the accelerator! Semenya is the

:51:43.:51:47.

champion. For those who chased the first three home that night

:51:48.:51:49.

questions over testosterone levels remained. The medallists were in one

:51:50.:51:56.

camp. The next three finishers united in another, in suspicion and

:51:57.:52:00.

perceived inequality. It is out of our control and very much relying on

:52:01.:52:04.

the people at the top sorting it out. I think the public can see as

:52:05.:52:11.

well... Sorry! Like, just how difficult it is.

:52:12.:52:16.

The debate continues to make headlines, with newly commissioned

:52:17.:52:22.

research by the IAAF of a naturally occurring levels of testosterone

:52:23.:52:27.

suggesting 800-metre runners have a 1.8% advantage. And while that

:52:28.:52:33.

evidence is being considered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, all

:52:34.:52:37.

Semenya can do is simply be herself. What I dream of is to become a

:52:38.:52:42.

Olympic champion, a world champion. I can't stop running because of

:52:43.:52:46.

people. I can not stop because of people say, she looks like a man,

:52:47.:52:50.

this and that. You understand. It is their own problem. Not mine.

:52:51.:52:56.

Caster Semenya said it is their problem, it is not mine. She had her

:52:57.:53:00.

time away from the sport. She's come back. There still is this cloud,

:53:01.:53:06.

that the IAAF is still looking into this situation. Where are they at

:53:07.:53:12.

now? First of all, it is a complete minefield. To find a way out of

:53:13.:53:18.

this, that is fair to everybody, is pretty much impossible. So, what

:53:19.:53:22.

they have to do is find a way that is fair to the majority and respect

:53:23.:53:29.

the rights of everybody. And it's really, really difficult. Looking on

:53:30.:53:33.

the VT there with Lindsey and when she breaks down, because it's pretty

:53:34.:53:39.

much impossible for Lindsey Sharp or for some of the girls with normal

:53:40.:53:46.

levels of testosterone to compete on a level playing field with the girls

:53:47.:53:49.

with elevated testosterone levels. It's that big of a performance

:53:50.:53:55.

enhancer. Even if it is only 1.8%, that is still a couple of seconds

:53:56.:54:00.

and that in racing is the difference between a medal and no medal. Of

:54:01.:54:04.

course if you were artificially ingesting that level of testosterone

:54:05.:54:07.

it would be seen as an unfair advantage and it would be, you'd be

:54:08.:54:15.

doping. We saw in 2012 Caster Semenya winning a silver medal... .

:54:16.:54:24.

: There are a lot of things in the mix there. This is the biggest issue

:54:25.:54:29.

here, this naturally produced testosterone. Within that there's a

:54:30.:54:32.

range of women who can use that testosterone and those who cannot

:54:33.:54:35.

use that testosterone. And those that can't use it don't get the

:54:36.:54:39.

advantage from it. And so then you have to look after those people's

:54:40.:54:44.

rights in there as well. And it is just so complicated. And on no

:54:45.:54:50.

foaled of play is this fair -- and in no field of play is this fair.

:54:51.:54:54.

And no press dented in any other sport where you say, this is what

:54:55.:54:59.

happened in this sport, this is very unique problem. Sorry, challenge,

:55:00.:55:03.

let's say. It is a problem because it causes controversy. It is in

:55:04.:55:07.

other sports as well. It is in weight lifting and boxing.

:55:08.:55:12.

But the thing is, is there's no, I can't think of a single solution to

:55:13.:55:16.

this. I mean, what is the solution to

:55:17.:55:20.

this, where everyone is treated fairly? The Lynsey Sharp interview,

:55:21.:55:28.

that was tough to listen to. At the same time what's the solution to

:55:29.:55:34.

rectifying this for Lynsey Sharp? There isn't one, because Caster

:55:35.:55:40.

Semenya is - it's not her fault and there's, you can't take her right to

:55:41.:55:45.

compete away from her. It's a tough one. There are some

:55:46.:55:50.

challenges at the end of the day, they are some challenges that there

:55:51.:55:53.

are no solution for. I think this is one of them. The solution they would

:55:54.:55:58.

put on the table is the solution that was there in the past, that if,

:55:59.:56:02.

as a female, you have elevated testosterone levels, you have to

:56:03.:56:06.

take medication to bring your testosterone levels back down within

:56:07.:56:10.

that range to be able to compete. And yes, on some levels, that's

:56:11.:56:14.

looked at as a performance dehappenser, if we can use that

:56:15.:56:21.

word. It -- dehancer, if we can use that word. Maybe we have to talk

:56:22.:56:26.

about certain females, it is the same as what... When women have the

:56:27.:56:36.

time of the month - that can have a detrimental effect too. You are

:56:37.:56:40.

right. There's no fair answer. You hear from Caster Semenya herself, it

:56:41.:56:43.

is emotional. She's been dragged through this for so many years and

:56:44.:56:48.

we are debating about it. We are not the scientists. We are not the

:56:49.:56:52.

scientists. Should she win tonight this whole thing explodes again. It

:56:53.:56:56.

is front-page news. It will be just awful. It is, because there are no

:56:57.:57:01.

edifying headlines that can come from that, are there? It seems, as

:57:02.:57:10.

you say, it seems unfair to everyone, her included justifying

:57:11.:57:13.

the way she was born. How can you say to somebody, you are wrong? It

:57:14.:57:18.

is that. We don't fit into categories. As athletes we don't fit

:57:19.:57:23.

into normal categories. I guess what they are trying to do amongst all of

:57:24.:57:28.

this is be fair, as I say, you cannot be fair to everybody. They

:57:29.:57:31.

are trying to be fair to the majority of athletes and find a

:57:32.:57:34.

solution. That solution may come in September. Before then, we may have

:57:35.:57:39.

her winning two events. She could set the world record here. Thank you

:57:40.:57:44.

very much for the moment. Let's go outside. The roars were of the

:57:45.:57:51.

110-metre hurdlers and Aries Merritt has been in this stadium before. He

:57:52.:57:55.

knows what it is like to win here. The world record-holder. What a five

:57:56.:58:04.

years he's had to get to this point. Over to our commentary team. Colin

:58:05.:58:09.

Jackson knows something about winning these championships.

:58:10.:58:15.

Aries Merritt revealed a couple of years ago he was suffering from a

:58:16.:58:24.

kidney disorder. He won bronze at those World Championships and

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immediately after he had a kidney operation. In 2012 he had it all in

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hurdling. He was the record-holder, 12.80. That stands. He was world

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indoor champion. He's never won the world indoor championships. But the

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man he has to beat and the others have to try and catch is Omar

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McLeod, the Olympic champion. In hurdles there are favourites and

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Omar McLeod is the man to beat here. This is the event of so many

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variables. It takes one click of a barrier for it all to come undone.

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The second to last track event, that 1500 metre final to come. The 110

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metres hurdle final is about to go. And this is how they line up:

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Running as a neutral, Shubenkov. The fastest loser in the semifinal.

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Ortega has looked impressive. Silver Medal in Rio. McLeod, Olympic

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champion, the fastest man in the world this year. Such raw speed.

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Baji, the Hungarian. Because of his great run in the semifinals, he led

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Aries Merritt home there. He may be struggling against him inside and

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outside. Dari and, suffering injuries -- Darien. Brathwaite of

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Barbados, coming through with 13.26, a season's best. This may be the man

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for Jamaica, if Parchment can get it right on the big occasion, bronze

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five years ago and silver at the World Championships in Beijing. But

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a very popular figure. Aries Merritt loves the stadium.

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Waiting for their final race. Dari, a last cry of encouragement --

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Darien. Shubenkov, McLeod, Baji. Brathwaite, Parchment. Aries Merritt

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is in lane nine. Can Merritt finally win his first world title? Jamaica

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still waiting for their first gold of the Championships. Is McLeod the

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man to deliver? The final of the men's 110-metre hurdles.

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McLeod at quickly as he always is, Baji is already losing contact.

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Shubenkov trying to get there. It is McLeod and Shubenkov, but it is

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McLeod who celebrates the gold. Olympic champion, world champion.

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The Jamaican flags can fly at last. A valiant defence from Shubenkov of

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his world title but the Olympic champion is the world champion. Omar

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McLeod from Shubenkov, from Baji, who takes the bronze for Hungary.

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Nothing for Aries Merritt here on this track this time. McLeod, the

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world champion. What a run by Omar McLeod. The world leader, only one

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fault, caused by cramp, during the season. Arriving here as a

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favourite. When you've got those barriers in front of you, the

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challenge and the pressure is magnified. Look at the celebrations,

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the Jamaicans are thinking at last, we are on the board. Is this a

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starting point for them to claim some of those medals back? That

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might be Omar McLeod's mother. Your Championship record is safe, Colin!

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McLeod becomes the world champion, the Olympic champion adding the

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world champion. Shubenkov, we said he had looked very impressive in the

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heat and semifinal but he was getting faster and he timed his run

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so well. Aries Merritt, it didn't happen for him. Not winning a medal

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here. He was finishing strongly but a fifth place eventually behind

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Darien and Baji, who took bronze. I was saying he'd had quite a stellar

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season. Something switched on in the semifinal. He beat Aries Merritt and

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he thought to himself, I am one of the best high hurdle is in the world

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and I have a chance. Trying to have a clean, safe race and if you do

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that you can be rewarded with a medal. Shubenkov on the outside,

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he's won this title before and doesn't want to give it up. Omar

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McLeod, nimble over the barriers. He knows he must keep focused, he knows

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that if he doesn't make a mistake he can get the title and he wins it

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clearly. Shubenkov is clearly in second place. Everyone else, a photo

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finish, a dash to the line. So close for third to sixth. Shubenkov

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doesn't seem to have that raw speed any more, a couple of tenths of a

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second missing from his best. And when you've missed so much training,

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he has been ill, he had to come through the transplant. All these

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things that would tell when it comes to the pressure of the occasion.

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Slightly out of breath after round after round, it can count. The other

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athletes will be disappointed, in particular Darien, who was in place

:04:58.:05:04.

for the bronze medal but the last two barriers were his undoing.

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McLeod is free, a great run for Shubenkov but look at Dari and over

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the last couple of barriers. He chatters it and hold it back and it

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literally pulls you back when you hit the hurdles. Really frustrating.

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Sometimes people had a different technique where they can ride the

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barriers down. But Dari and -- Darien committee has to sit back,

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that sitting back technique. Every time he gets one he goes further and

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further back. McLeod on the far right, look how he's just nipping

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over them, using his leg speed. Look at that, he's so relieved. It's

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amazing technique when you look because he isn't a tall man for a

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hurdler. He has gone fractionally below ten seconds over 100 metres,

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he has the speed between the barriers. He reminds me of an

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American hurdler, Arthur Blake, with a similar technique. Good leg speed.

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Look at that, so happy to see him getting the medal. Well, where Usain

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Bolt couldn't manage it, McLeod delivers for Jamaica. Very, very

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close as well behind McLeod. What a great title defence from the neutral

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athlete, Shubenkov. That stumble from Darien over the last couple of

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barriers. We're into the fifth round of this women's triple jump final.

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Huge extrovert, Rojas. Just 21 years of age. Olympic Silver Medal est

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last year. She's chasing the lead of de Waard when -- de Waard when.

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14.80 nine. Roger as, short steps. A big effort. Looks like she was

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slightly off the strike there. What she did do was keep the momentum

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going. Even though it seemed like a short step, she was so quick on the

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board she maintained the effort. That is a change from last year, an

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improvement in her technique but is it an improvement in the distance?

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Sitting at the top of the leaderboard in the triple jump

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final. At the moment, 14.80 nine. Waiting for the measurement of

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Rojas. Nervous moments, one job remaining. 14.90 Rojas goes into the

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lead. -- 14.90 one. Taking the lead away from this athlete, Ibarguen.

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The reorder after three rounds means that Ibarguen will be jumping last

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so she has a chance to respond now and in the final round. This is the

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penultimate round. Ibarguen responding to the best job so far,

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from Rojas. Collapsing slightly. Running faster there. Crowding the

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board a little bit on that jump. Didn't quite swing, a little bit or

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forward rotation, tipping forward. It doesn't look like it's going to

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challenge all believe. 14.91, Rojas. That was 14.71, so no improvement

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for Ibarguen. One jump remaining. What a competition is unfolding

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here. Front on, Ibarguen, the champion, looking for her third

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victory. Short on the last step, you can see the collapse on the hopping

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phase. Ten times body weight going through that single leg. Susan's

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best not good enough -- season's best not good enough, but one more

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jump to come. STUDIO: So, there you go, there are

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the runners and riders, the women who are going to be out on the track

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ready for the 1500 metres final at 9:50pm. The list of personal bests

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is incredible, the talent that is in there. Laura Muir has the second

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quickest on paper against Dibaba, an incredible 3:50.0 seven. Where will

:09:54.:09:58.

it go in terms of time? Is it going to be a quick race? Who is going to

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take it out, Paula? It's really up in the air. Logically, I don't see

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why every other girl in the race would let it go slowly apart from

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Semenya. We saw the damage that was done with the 1.56 800 metres in

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that part of the race. Caster Semenya is going to be laughing at

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that, it will be easy for her. The only way they can run the sting out

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of her is to make it hard early on but I don't see who's going to do

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it. Laura Weightman is coached by Steve Cram. So I imagine they've

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been talking about tactics. Have they shared anything with you about

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how Laura would like to run the race? They aren't going to hear it

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so you can tell us! I don't think Laura Weightman... I don't think she

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knows that a slow race isn't going to suit her. She is going to see it.

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She's going to run at a good pace. I haven't asked her that, I wished her

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luck, I said she's in the best shape she's been in, she has the stadium

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behind her. As well as the other Laura. She is in a World

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Championship final, she has been in an Olympic final before, she must

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just race hard and see what happens. The real laying the cards on the

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table is going to come from the other athletes. Is Laura Muir going

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to go for it? All of those, Simpson, I can't see Hassan taking it on,

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Kipyegon isn't going to take it on, Dibaba might have but she didn't

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look good at all. I don't think we're going to see her run from the

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semi but she didn't look convincing at all, she was the one working the

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hardest and was only through as the fastest loser. Definitely not in the

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3.50 shape that was on the board. Did you want to come in but Jim at

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Paula answered my question. She tends to hang back but with her new

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training base, she's moved to Portland? She's made a lot of

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changes, she's training will be Li with Alberto Salazar in Portland.

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Training for the 5000 metres, she could have come here in three

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events, she's very strong commit she's fit. She's struggled with

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injury problems last year. She's a much improved athlete to last year.

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She normally hangs at the back. She will probably do that now to see how

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things settle but she's very capable of taking it on and racing hard as

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well. Michael, we quite often see in the big events like the worlds and

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Olympics, accidents happen on the way to the final and you don't

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always get the women or menu wants to be in the final. To have

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everybody out there on the track who should be there because of their

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times and performances, it feels like we have that moment. Yes, this

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was always going to be one of the races at this Championship that

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would be hotly contested with some big names. They all showed up. It

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will be a close race and that gets people on their feet. We saw that in

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the women's 100 metres last night, despite the controversy around the

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men's 100 metres, we saw that and that is what the fans want to see,

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they love competition. This is what we need more of in athletics, just

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coming to see Mo Farah and Usain Bolt. Karen and CDs great athletes

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trying to -- come and CDs great athletes trying to win a medal and

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only one of them can win. That said, it is a race, it is strategic, it

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isn't a Diamond League race, it isn't one where people have to think

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about pacemakers. It is pure. There is a Venezuelan and Colombian

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ding-dong going on in the triple jump. COMMENTATOR: It is indeed,

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Venezuela have never won a medal in the World Championships. Taking

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bronze last night. That is their first. Bronze in the pole vault.

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Now, Rojas is out in front. She is the event leader, 14.91, just two

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centimetres ahead of Ibarguen who will get to respond to whatever

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Rojas can do right here and now. The crowd are on their feet. The crowd

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have been really across this entire triple jump competition. Rojas, the

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last round, to extend her lead. Again, quick on the approach but it

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is a shorter effort. Shorter than her leading jump and she has left

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the door open. No more for her to do to fight off the challenge of the

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reigning champion, Ibarguen. Lost the position in that hop. The

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leg dropped and then didn't have the impetus to come away into the second

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phase. Well, a tough position, that. She's

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out in front. 1491 in the fifth round. That's her best so far. Two

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centimetres ahead of the Columbian. It is as predicted. The battle

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between those two. So then, the most decorated triple

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jumper in the women's version, Caterine Ibarguen. Twice world

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champion. Looking to make it a third. She will need a jump between

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14. 91. Oh! Maybe not quite enough.

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Difficult to tell. Those lines, if they are accurate, it looked shy to

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me. Ibarguen... It is, it is 14. 88.

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Wow! Really close. A great performance. There's your reaction.

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I told you she was flamboyant! Venezuela, now a gold for Yulimar

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Rojas. Champion of the world. Great scenes T crowd have enjoyed

:16:55.:17:00.

that competition. Didn't go beyond the 15-metre mark, as anticipated.

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Yulimar Rojas, of Venezuela, silver in Rio, takes gold here at the World

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Championships. Fantastic scenes out there. Rojas

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winning gold for Venezuela. Ibarguen looks delighted to be involved in a

:17:25.:17:29.

great head-to-head. It was a great head-to-head. These two have battled

:17:30.:17:33.

for a while now. Both great athletes. A fantastic competition

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between those two. The 1500 women are not messing around in their

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entrance tonight. This is, if it is in ig to go by, it will be a quick

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race! They have been couped up in the room. They want to get out, do

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some strides. Make their way, 200 metres around the track and get the

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racing under way. A lot of adrenaline. A lot of nerves build up

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in the room. Being stuck there... Is shorter distances like to show off a

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little bit more from the middle distances. That could be part of it.

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It could be like these guys are like, we don't have time for that.

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This is serious business - 1500 metres. You try and run 1500 metres.

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Don't want to be posing. Paula, can you call it for us? I am too

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nervous! I mean call the result - I don't mean comment tat on the race!

:18:33.:18:40.

She knew what you meant! It is one of the most unpredictable finals of

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these championships and we can't wait. Nor can the commentary team.ly

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happened you over now. -- I will hand you over now.

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There are champions, European champion, indoor champion and in the

:18:59.:19:05.

shape of Laura Muir, a double indoor champion. Some of the fastest women

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in the world, including Dibaba. Everywhere you look, opportunities.

:19:12.:19:16.

I've heard two rumours, just to go against what Paula was saying a

:19:17.:19:22.

little bit, one is that Laura will take it from the start and that

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Dibaba will not let it go before she attacks hard. If that happens we are

:19:29.:19:33.

in for fireworks. One or the other I suspect will happen. Laura

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Weightman, it is another major championship for here. Commonwealth

:19:39.:19:45.

silver-medallist, European bronze-medallist, European champion

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at 5,000 metres, now going at 1500 metres standing next to her. So, for

:19:49.:19:55.

the two Lauras, there'll be massive support here and they will be hoping

:19:56.:19:59.

that it is a good, true honest race. If Laura Muir will take it out, that

:20:00.:20:04.

would be the brave way to do it. The person who has just added this extra

:20:05.:20:08.

for all sorts of reasons is Caster Semenya.

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I know we have talked about athletes getting disqualified. I think both

:20:17.:20:25.

the athletes who beat Hayley on that occasion were later disqualified. A

:20:26.:20:29.

great race in 2003 and we're heading for one here.

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Sifan Hassan, to me would have been the favourite before Caster Semenya

:20:33.:20:39.

came to the 1500 metres. Laura Muir, we have mentioned.

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Genzebe Dibaba, how good is she? Jennifer Simpson, of the United

:20:44.:20:46.

States. I don't have time to keep talking

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about how good they are all. -- all are.

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Let's listen to introductions as they go down the line, because the

:20:57.:21:00.

crowd have waited. This is the last event. The very popular Jennifer

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Simpson. Olympic bronze-medallist last year. She'll always be a

:21:06.:21:10.

danger. Runs smart. Uses her experience. Bahta came through as

:21:11.:21:21.

the fastest loser in the semifinal. Arafi, the Moroccan, who is always

:21:22.:21:34.

dangerous in slow erases. Is Kipchirchir in the shape she was

:21:35.:21:38.

last year. Some suggesting not. Scotland's very own Laura Muir,

:21:39.:21:40.

running for Great Britain. We weren't expecting this, Caster

:21:41.:22:02.

Semenya, in the final of the 1500 metres, yet to go in the 800. They

:22:03.:22:09.

will all fear Semenya. And I think that's why Sifan Hassan,

:22:10.:22:13.

they told me if it is slow early on, she will go after about 400/500

:22:14.:22:18.

metres, last 1,000 metres hard. Laura Weightman, she's been running

:22:19.:22:36.

very well, Laura. Loved the experience in London 2012. She so

:22:37.:22:39.

wanted to be back in the final and she's here. We were expecting

:22:40.:22:49.

Klosterhalfen, the brilliant talent from Germany, but her team-mate,

:22:50.:22:53.

Hanna Klein, made it through to the final. So, what tactics to be

:22:54.:22:59.

employed? What can Laura Muir do? Is there a medal here for Great

:23:00.:23:03.

Britain? The women's 1500 metre final.

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Well, we won't have long to find out what tactics will ensure. Laura Muir

:23:12.:23:16.

has gone straight to the front. It may be that the rumours were

:23:17.:23:20.

correct. It's going hard and quick. There's only one tactic here - run

:23:21.:23:29.

for gold. Well, I spoke to Sebastian Coe he

:23:30.:23:35.

said this is a classic dilemma. The 1500 metre runners realise you have

:23:36.:23:39.

to make it hard in the first two lengths otherwise the strength and

:23:40.:23:43.

power of the 800-metre champion will prevail. There is bravery here

:23:44.:23:48.

already on display from Laura Muir. Big anticipation of this race. Big

:23:49.:23:52.

pressure on Laura Muir. She sticks to the task. She said she would go

:23:53.:23:57.

to the front. As you mentioned, Steve, she's gone to the front and

:23:58.:24:01.

the crowd are going crazy already. She's doing it smart. The thing not

:24:02.:24:05.

to do would be not to go too excited. She was over 48 seconds.

:24:06.:24:12.

About 64, 65. 64 is four minute pace. 65, you can pick up this. It

:24:13.:24:16.

will be about building, building, building. Make the first 400 strong

:24:17.:24:21.

enough. A platform, so it has not been that slow. Kipchirchir thinks,

:24:22.:24:27.

OK, you have set off, by -- Kipyegon thinking you have set off.

:24:28.:24:35.

They are all nicely bunched. Laura Muir acting like a minipace-maker.

:24:36.:24:39.

She'll want to explode off the front here. Yegon thinks, OK, you have set

:24:40.:24:42.

off, by -- Kipyegon thinking Caster Semenya has got herself into

:24:43.:24:53.

a good position there. Muir is doing the work. This is a

:24:54.:24:57.

decent pace. You don't have to burst at this point. They are all

:24:58.:25:02.

gathering. The pace is clearly slowing. This is all about tactics.

:25:03.:25:06.

This is all about Laura Muir. Can she control the race at the front?

:25:07.:25:11.

She's trying to do that. She's got Olympic champion on her shoulder. An

:25:12.:25:16.

800-metre champion loitering on the outside. As we go through the

:25:17.:25:20.

800-metre point, let's see, it's not very fast at all. They are not

:25:21.:25:24.

running the finish out of this champion. This has played into

:25:25.:25:30.

Semenya's hands. I don't understand that slow second lap.

:25:31.:25:34.

It may be the tactic, but it's given Semenya the chance. Here comes

:25:35.:25:38.

Hassan on the outside. Here's the first big move.

:25:39.:25:42.

Semenya will be next to go. Laura Muir caught out. Jennifer

:25:43.:25:47.

Simpson going past her. Laura Muir has got a position. Here we go.

:25:48.:25:53.

Hassan. We have got over 500 metres to go. Laura Muir getting pushed and

:25:54.:25:58.

shoved. Dibaba trying to move out here.

:25:59.:26:01.

Caster Semenya looks comfortable. A little further back. Now Laura Muir

:26:02.:26:05.

around the outside. Now Laura Muir comes. This is a big run. She's been

:26:06.:26:09.

gathering herself. Can she get close enough? The bell sounds. They are

:26:10.:26:14.

all in contention. The 800-metre champion is giving them a bit of a

:26:15.:26:18.

start. Hassan is making it a long run. Laura Muir is in a good place

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now. She's got the strength. We think she has got the strength. Does

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she have enough tonight? She makes the move. Laura Weightman tried to

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hang on. Semenya is coming past. Hassan and Kipyegon stretching away.

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Laura Muir is going with them. Past Jennifer Simpson. It is a

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better-judged effort from Laura Muir but Semenya is still a long, long,

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long way back. These two at the moment got it between them. Come on

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Laura Muir. Find a little bit. Semenya is still coming. Hassan and

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Kipyegon, together, stride for stride. Arms going together. Legs

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going together. Jennifer Simpson is coming back to

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take in on Laura Muir. Semenya is challenging. It will be the Olympic

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champion. Simpson is going to get there for

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silver and Caster Semenya gets the bronze.

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Well, I have to say Kipyegon was the one out of the big names I was

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doubting a little bit. Hats off to her. I went quiet, because Laura

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Muir was so close and, when you have the medal snatched away from you in

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the latter stages, it's gut-wrenching. Gut-wrenching. The

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winner and the world champion is Kipyegon of Kenya. .

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Laura Muir run out of it by 700ths of a second.

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Laura Weightman ran well, she was in sixth. Two British women in the top

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six. I am trying to process this, because

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it was an odd race. Muir went to the front early and that 71 lap, she

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must have thought, I've got the confidence when the attack comes, I

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can cover it. She didn't manage to cover frit the front because they

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stole a march. Then she just wasn't strong enough in the end. You know,

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fourth is the worst, worst place to finish and when you have been that

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close, when you have run that well, Jenny Simpson was brilliant. I

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thought her race was run. Goodness me, let's give it to Kipyegon. The

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Olympic champion, world champion. Superb. So sorry for Laura Muir.

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Steve, like you processing how that race went, was a bit strange. She

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ran the first lap solid. She ran the second lap poorly, slowly, too

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slowly. You know, a great 1500 metre runner, beaten, inexperienced

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800-metre runner, if it was a true-run race. That was the essence

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of a true-run race. However Semenya came from a long way back. Laura

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Muir came twice again. Semenya's last lap of 57. 57.08 seconds, well,

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again, she came from too far behind. But Jenny Simpson, you know, she's

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experienced enough. She knows what to do and I'm still confused about

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that race. I'd like to see it properly, because so much was

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happening. So much was happening in various points of the race, not just

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on the run to the finish. You have to say that Laura Muir was so, so

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close. It was so, so brave and what she did. The second lap just let her

:29:47.:29:51.

down a little. I just think if that lap had been

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more consistent, there's no point in running 71 seconds. You are not

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achieving very much. You are sitting at the front. The rest of them are

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gauging it. She should be disappointed. She will be

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disappointed. She'll be a great athlete. She's demonstrated that.

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She's going to win a global medal, I am pretty sure. She nearly did it

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today and you know the tactics of today's race slightly different

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tactics, could have given her a medal.

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It was close, but forth this time. Next time, maybe.

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STUDIO: Welcome to the BBC Two viewers who have just joined our

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coverage from the World Athletics Championships from the London

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Stadium. We've just witnessed a fascinating 1500 metres final. The

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best women in the world, a totally loaded field and it was an

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impossible one to call, no one knew how it was going to pan out. And

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still, as Brendan Foster said, he wants to see it again so he can work

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out what kind of tactics were employed. Who got it right, Paula?

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Obviously Kipyegon won the medal, but did Laura Muir do the right

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thing and could she have done more? Was she beholden to the tactics of

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the others? You know, it's so hard, when you're in that situation and

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you are racing, you are the only one who can really make those decisions

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and make that move and Laura did what she thought would give her the

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best shot and it nearly paid off. Yes, if you look at who ran the

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perfect race, then Kipyegon did because she won did, and Simpson ran

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an outstanding race. She's so good. Thank you, Paula, for the moment. If

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you're watching on BBC One, we're going to go to the news. If you wish

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to continue watching, switch over to BBC Two now and we'll have more

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reaction and interviews from that incredible 1500 metres

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Gabby Logan presents continued live coverage from the London Stadium, including the finals of the women's 1,500m and the men's 110m hurdles. The women's triple jump also reaches its climax, and the women's 400m reaches the semi-final stage.

Analysis comes from Michael Johnson, Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson, with Steve Cram leading the commentary team.