IAAF World Athletics Championships conclude in Doha

Qatar was the first Middle Eastern country to host the international sporting event.

The head of world athletics, Sebastian Coe, says taking his sport’s biggest stand-alone event to new countries beyond its traditional borders is vital to track and field’s future.

Coe praised the quality of the athletes’ performances at this year’s event. Fans in Doha witnessed more than 20 new continental records, twice the number seen in London two years ago.


Al Jazeera’s Andy Richardson reports.