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2001 World Championships in Athletics

The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between 3 August and 12 August and was the first time the event had visited North America. The music for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies was composed by Canadian composer Jan Randall and the events were televised live to an estimated viewing audience of 4 billion people in over 200 countries. The ceremonies also featured a 1000 voice choir, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Men's Results


1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
 Maurice Greene (USA) 9.82
 Bernard Williams (USA) 9.942
200 m
20.04 20.20 20.20
(NR St.Kitts)
400 m
44.64 44.87 44.98
800 m
1:43.70 1:44.55 1:44.63
1,500 m
3:30.68 3:31.10 3:31.54
5,000 m
13:00.77 13:03.471 13:05.20
10,000 m
27:53.25 27:53.97 27:54.41
2:12:43 2:13:18
110 m hurdles
400 m hurdles
3,000 m st.
8:15.16 8:16.21 8:16.59
20 km walk
1:20:31 1:20:33 1:20:36
50 km walk
4x100 m relay
 South Africa (RSA)
Morne Nagel
Corne Du Plessis
Lee-Roy Newton
Matthew Quinn
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Marc Burns
Ato Boldon
Jaycey Harper
Darrel Brown
 Australia (AUS)
Matthew Shirvington
Paul Di Bella
Steve Brimacombe
Adam Basil
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