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Athletics Weekly - - Iaaf World Champs 2017 -

THERE were no sur­prises here and the AW medal pre­dic­tions were un­usu­ally 100% cor­rect.

Olympic cham­pion Caster Se­menya won her third world ti­tle and the Berlin 600m sug­gests the world record will go if she wants to go full out for it.

Her splits here were an un­even 58.63 and 56.53 and she won by 0.76 in 1:55.16.

She might not have been at her best in her sixth race of the Games.

The stan­dard was high and only in Rome 1987 has there been faster times for sec­ond and third.

Lynsey Sharp had a trio of solid races as she con­firmed her po­si­tion among the world elite though this was her first world fi­nal and her 1:58.98 was one of the quick­est ever last places.

Adelle Tracey ran a pair of PBs at 2:00.28 and 2:00.26.

Caster Se­menya: a class

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