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Pre­vi­ous edi­tions of the women’s 800m World Cham­pi­onships race have been fast, es­pe­cially those staged on Asian soil. For Caster Se­menya to chal­lenge for a medal in Bei­jing, she must aim for:

2:00 to make the top three in her heat for au­to­matic semi­fi­nal qual­i­fi­ca­tion. If not, she will have to sneak in as one of the next four fastest qual­i­fiers in the heats in a time that is not much slower than two min­utes.

A sub two minute for an au­to­matic qual­i­fy­ing mark among the top three in the semi­fi­nals – or make it as one of the two fastest qual­i­fiers.

A run closer to her per­sonal best time of 1:55.45 to win a medal – any mark be­tween 1:55 and 1:57 should guar­an­tee Se­menya a podium fin­ish.

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