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13 Great Storylines at the 2015 World Track & Field Championships

The event should offer a compelling sneak preview of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro!

The 2015 IAAF World Track & Field Championships, which will be held Aug. 22-30 in Beijing, China, will showcase some of the best athletes on the planet and perhaps offer a compelling sneak preview of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s championships will include 1,931 athletes (1042 men, 889 women) from 207 countries—a record for a championship of any single sport. The events will be broadcast on TV (on NBC Sports and Universal Sports in the U.S.) and via a livestream feed on IAAF’s YouTube channel to an estimated 6 million people. Here is a look at 13 compelling storylines in the championships.

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