Images that capture some of the stand-out moments from the Beijing event
Statistically the Beijing IAAF World Championships was the world’s best track meeting since the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
New IAAF president Seb Coe described the event as an “absolutely spectacular championships” with “such sterling performances”.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so here we take a look back at some of the top moments from the nine-day event, one photo at a time. Click the links beneath some of the pictures for further coverage of the event.
The Beijing 2015 opening ceremony.
Eritrean teenager Ghirmay Ghebreslassie wins first title of Beijing 2015 with marathon success.
Mo Farah strikes 10,000m gold in part one of his distance double.
Jessica Ennis-Hill regains world heptathlon title.
Usain Bolt pips Justin Gatlin in 100m final.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins third world 100m gold.
Greg Rutherford completes major title grand slam with world long jump gold.
Genzebe Dibaba storms to 1500m title.
Yarisley Silva wins dramatic world pole vault gold.
Wayde van Niekerk runs 43.48 for world 400m title to go high on all-time list.
Usain Bolt wins fourth world 200m gold to again beat Justin Gatlin.
Christian Taylor soars out to 18.21m to win triple jump title in style.
Liu Hong gets China’s first gold of Beijing 2015 with race walk win.
Shara Proctor breaks British record to secure long jump silver.
Mo Farah completes another distance double with 5000m victory.
The IAAF flag is handed over ahead of London 2017.
» For more from Beijing 2015 see our dedicated World Championships hub here. The September 3 edition of Athletics Weekly is a World Champs special with many more pictures, reports, results, news, facts and stats