Images that capture some of the stand-out athletics moments from Rio 2016

“It’s been exceptional,” said IAAF president Seb Coe of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games athletics action. “It has enthralled, it has entertained, it has captured the global imagination this week.”

A picture is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. So here we take a look back at some of the top moments from the 10-day athletics programme, one photo at a time. Click the links beneath the pictures for further coverage of the event.

Day one

almaz ayana world record

Almaz Ayana breaks world 10,000m record.

Day two

mo farah rio 2016

Mo Farah completes part one of his ‘double double’ attempt.

jess ennis-hill rio 2016

Nafi Thiam gets gold and Jessica Ennis-Hill silver in Rio heptathlon.

greg Rutherford rio 2016

Greg Rutherford bounds out to bronze.

Day three

jemima sumgong rio 2016

Jemima Sumgong claims Kenya’s first ever women’s Olympic marathon gold.

Wayde van Niekerk world record rio 2016

Wayde van Niekerk smashes Michael Johnson’s world 400m record.

usain bolt 100m rio 2016

Usain Bolt wins record third Olympic 100m.

Day four

david rudisha

David Rudisha dominates to retain 800m title.

women's 400m miller felix

Shaunae Miller pips Allyson Felix to 400m crown.

Thiago Braz da Silva

Thiago Braz da Silva wins pole vault gold for Brazil.

Day five

faith kipyegon rio 2016

Faith Kipyegon beats Genzebe Dibaba to 1500m title.

Day six

elaine thompson 200m rio 2016

Elaine Thompson seals sprint double.

brianna rollins rio 2016

US women take sprint hurdles 1-2-3.

Day seven

Ryan Crouser Rio 2016 shot put

Ryan Crouser wins shot gold with Olympic record-breaking throw.

Usain Bolt Rio 2016 200m

Usain Bolt wins third Olympic 200m title.

Day eight

gb 4x100 rio 2016 neita asher-smith henry philip

USA women win Olympic sprint relay gold as GB blasts to brilliant bronze.

Usain Bolt 4x100m Rio 2016

Usain Bolt storms to ninth Olympic gold in fantastic finale.

Vivian Cheruiyot Rio 2016

Vivian Cheruiyot and Hellen Obiri beat Almaz Ayana over 5000m.

Day nine

mo farah rio 2016 5000m

Mo Farah completes ‘double double’.

4x400 women podium rio 2016

USA dominates to win both 4x400m titles as GB’s women bag bronze.

Day ten

Eliud Kipchoge Rio 2016 marathon

Eliud Kipchoge claims marathon title.

» For more from Rio 2016 see our dedicated online area here. The August 25 edition of Athletics Weekly is the second of our Olympic Games coverage issues with many more pictures, reports, results, news, facts and stats