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Summary

  1. GB's men and women win 4x400m relay bronze medals
  2. Britain end championships with record four gold medals
  3. One silver and two bronzes takes the total to seven
  4. Kenya lead medal table from Jamaica, USA and GB in fourth

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  1. Goodbye

    The credits roll... and cue to black... 

    The 2015 World Championships come to an end, leaving us with fantastic memories. Usain Bolt overcame Justin Gatlin to prove he's the best that's ever been; Jessica Ennis-Hill proved she's a super mum; Greg Rutherford proved he's a worthy champion while Mo Farah proved he can make history again and again.

    There were superheros and bizarre moments, and super-human feats. 

    Thanks, as always, for joining us. Until next time...

  2. Beijing in a sentence

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: Amazing performances, national and world records.
  3. Beijing in a sentence

    Daley Thompson

    Two-time Olympic decathlon champion on BBC TV

    Quote Message: I never thought I would see Kenya and Jamaica on top of the medal table.
  4. Beijing in a sentence

    Denise Lewis

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist on BBC TV

    Quote Message: Reminded me why I fell in love with the sport in the first place. It was an enjoyable championships and great performances for Britain.
  5. Beijing in a sentence

    Paula Radcliffe

    Women's marathon world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: Athletics as a sport fighting back, showed it is alive and vibrant and the wonderful stories in the stadium.
  6. Bolt still celebrating

    Usain Bolt has posted a picture on Instagram with his 4x100m relay champions. "Golden Relay Squad out and bad," the 11-time world champion writes. 

    Usain Bolt
  7. Medal ceremony

    Former IAAF president Lamine Diack will present the final medals of the day to the 4x400m relay top three. 

    Britain's quartet on the podium, of course, and Martyn Rooney seems delighted with his miniature mascot, waving it in the air to someone whose attention he's caught in the crowd. That's a gift for baby Rooney. 

    GB men bronze medal ceremony
  8. Medal ceremony

    Former IAAF president Lamine Diack will present the final medals of the day to the 4x400m relay top three. 

    Britain's quartet on the podium, of course, and Martyn Rooney seems delighted with his miniature mascot, waving it in the air to someone whose attention he's caught in the crowd. That's a gift for baby Rooney. 

  9. Women's 4x400m medal ceremony

    Great Britain women

    Hopefully Britain's 4x400m women's relay quartet had accounted for cuddly toys and medals in their luggage. 

  10. On this day...

  11. Who are Britain's future stars?

    GB future stars

    The future is looking bright, so they say, but who are the young athletes who could star for Britain in future championships? 

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  13. On the 4x100m relay debacle

    Neil Black is asked about Britain's sprint relay team and Richard Kilty's tweets suggesting there's disharmony in the team and that CJ Ujah should not have run the last leg. 

    "We shouldn't judge Richard Kilty in the heat of the moment when he is disappointed and upset," says Black. "We came to win medals in all four relays, we did that in two. That's a pretty good record.

    "We're not concerned. We've got high standards. We were not going to settle for fifth, sixth or seventh, so we went for a medal.

    "We take risks to win medals. It didn’t work out but we’d do it again. We move on and stay positive."

  14. Medal haul 'what we expected'

    Asked about Britain's medal haul of four golds, a silver and two bronzes, Neil Black says: "This is about what we expected. We’re looking to win medals and this is there or thereabouts. 

    "We’re happy with how people have performed on a global level. And those fourth, fifth and sixth places are brilliant and that’s what we were expecting in Beijing. It's on the road to the Rio Olympics and London Worlds in 2017."

  15. 'Unbelievable championships'

    Neil Black's summation

    Neil Black, Britain's performance director, says the championships "couldn't be better". 

    He tells Gabby Logan: "There have been brilliant performances over the whole competition with some of our established stars producing again. 

    "And then some of our young people in new events are being competitive. It's been an unbelievable championships and we are really happy and proud."

  16. Rutherford sad to say goodbye

  17. Asher-Smith setting sights on London

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  19. Britain's best ever

    Great Britain's performance

    Britain's previous best gold-medal haul was three in Stuttgart in 1993 and Moscow in 2013. The Super Saturday gang - Mo Farah (2), Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford - have made Beijing the team's most successful championships yet. 

  20. Bronze Rooney?

    Martyn Rooney joked he would call his son Bird's Nest Rooney, here is what hos wife had to say...

  21. Rooney 'incredibly happy'

    Quote Message: When I crossed the line I knew I had got him. I am incredibly happy for the guys and happy I did not mess it up. It has been a special week having my first child. I did not want to go home empty handed, I wanted to bring something back to my wife to make it worthwhile. Hopefully she is proud of what I have done. I can't wait to meet him. from Britain's Martyn Rooney. 4x400m bronze medallist
    Britain's Martyn Rooney. 4x400m bronze medallist
  22. Baby and medal celebrations

    What should Martyn Rooney call his newborn son? Phil Jones says some have suggested the 400m runner should name his first born after the 400m world champion Wayde van Niekerk. That would, of course, mean a Wayde Rooney has entered the world. 

    Rooney, diplomatically, says there's nothing wrong with the name Wayde but says he's unlikely to name his son after the South African. 

  23. Kenya's gold rush

  24. Britain fourth in medal table

    Britain end the championships fourth in the medal table with a total of seven medals and four golds - which is the team's most successful golden haul. 

    Kenya are numero uno - 16 medals in total, including seven gold ones. 

    Medal table
  25. Child delighted with bronze

    Quote Message: I didn't have a great Championship individually but to come out with these girls, they pick you up and you get another chance to get a medal. from Eilidh Child, 4x400m bronze medallist
    Eilidh Child, 4x400m bronze medallist
  26. Rooney's the Daddy

    Martyn Rooney wasn't initially in the British team, but a successful appeal ensured he made it to Beijing and he was then named team captain. Representing his country did mean he missed the birth of his first child, though. 

  27. Post update

    Two bronze medals for Britain in the 4x400m relays and the women's team are talking to Phil Jones on the telly. Christine Ohuruogu wearing fetching headgear - a union bow. A national flag simply won't do these days.  

    Great Britain men celebrate win
  28. 'That is ridiculous'

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: You don't do this it is ridiculous by (Jamaican) Francis, it is youth and excitement and it played into the hands of LaShawn Meritt.
  29. Post update

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    Quote Message: I'm going with the big daddy Rooney and yes he has, bronze for Britain, you never ever doubt his ability to get it home for you.
    GB team celebrate
  30. Post update

  31. USA win 4x400m gold, Britain take bronze

    Oh my word! Jamaica's Javon Francis presses some sort of booster button with 250m remaining, overtaking LaShawn Merrit to take the lead with the speed of a 200m runner... Astonishing. Foolish? Yep. By the time it comes to the final 10m the Jamaican runs out of steam, which allows Martyn Rooney to pip him to win bronze for Britain.

    LaShawn Merritt guides America to gold in 2:57.82, while Trinidad and Tobago claim silver in a national record 2:58.20. 

    Finish of the men's 4x400m
  32. USA First, Britain third...

    Tony McQuay puts the Americans in first spot...  Britain third going into the third leg.

  33. Men's 4x400m relay final

    How will the British quartet of Rabah Yousif, Delanno Williams, Jarryd Dunn and Martyn Rooney fare? We will soon find out. The starter's gun has just gone off...

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  35. Men's 4x400m relay final

    USA relay team

    The Americans steal the show again during introductions for the 4x400m relay with a baseball themed 'celebration'. These posturings are nice additions to the championships.

    Britain? They nick Brazilian Bebeto's 'baby' goal celebration during the 1994 World Cup, a nod to captain Martyn Rooney who has recently become a father. 

    GB relay team
  36. Drouin wins high jump gold

    The bar has been lowered to 2.34m in the high jump jump-off and Canada's Derek Drouin is the only man to clear the height, and he did so comfortably.

    The 2013 world champion Bohdan Bondarenko and China's Zhang Guowei will share silver. 

    Derek Drouin in action
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  38. Men's high jump final - jump-off

    There's a jump off in the men's high jump final. Birthday boy and defending champion Bohdan Bondarenko, Canada's Derek Drouin and China's Guowei Zhang will battle for gold. 

    All have three failures at 2.36m, but as all have cleared all previous heights on their first attempts they go again at 2.36m. 

    Drouin and Bondarenko fail on 2.36m again...

  39. Men's high jump final

    Mutaz Essa Barshim

    There will be no medal for Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim in the men's high jump, which is a shock. The world leader coming to Beijing, whose personal best 2.43m is the equal third highest of all-time, fails at 2.36m. 

  40. 'What a surprise'

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    Britian's split times:

    Ohuruogu: 51.1 seconds 

    Onuora: 50.8 seconds

    Child: 50.6 seconds

    Bundy-Davies: 50.9 seconds

    Quote Message: America woes continue. They got a medal but it was not what was expected. What about the British team? I really liked the quartet. It was set up beautifully by Ohuruogu and Onuora, Child was excellent on the third leg and it was an inspired decision to put here there and Bundy-Davies brought it home. What a lovely surprise.
  41. Bronze for Britain

    A brilliant bronze for Britain as 20-year-old Seren Bundy-Davies holds her position and crosses the line with a big distance between her and the rest. A season's best 3:23.62 for the British quartet who are smiling and jumping on the finishing line. 

    gb women celebrating
  42. Jamaica win 4x400m relay gold, Britain bronze

    4x400m final

    The USA in first spot coming down the home straight... but Jamaica's Novlene Williams-Mills closes down Francena McCorory and overtakes her with 10m to go! Gold for Jamaica in 3:19.13.

  43. Post update

    Britain still third as Eilidh Child takes the baton but it's a battle for gold between Jamaica and America... Allyson Felix putting her team in front with a storming run. 

    Eilidh Child in action
  44. Women's 4x400m relay final

    Christine Ohuruogu, a two-time 400m champion, is charged with leading Britain off and the Londoner puts her team in a good position, which Anyika Onuora takes advantage of, breaking off in third...

  45. Women's 4x400m relay final

    Britain will start in lane five and the team are: Christine Ohuruogu, Anyika Onuora, Eilidh Child and Seren Bundy-Davies. 

    GB relay team

    No fancy poses from the Brits, game faces on.

  46. Charlie's Angels

    usa relay team

    The women's 4x400m relay is about to begin and there are some marvelous poses from the teams as they appear through the giant doors and onto the track. 

    Top marks to the American quartet for their Charlie's Angels inspired posing.  

  47. 'Gives me something to build on'

    Quote Message: It is good to be in this sort of company and it gives me something to build on next year. I am happy to be here, the hard bit was getting through the rounds but I ran another solid time today. from Britain's Charlie Grice, who finished 9th in the men's 1500m.
    Britain's Charlie Grice, who finished 9th in the men's 1500m.
  48. Javelin gold for Germany's Molitor

  49. Birthday boy Bohdan second

    Men's high jump final

    Can there be a better birthday present than a world championship gold? Defending champion Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine has moved into second spot with a 2.33m first-time clearance in the high jump, although he then messes up on his first attempt at 2.36m. 

  50. 'Kiprop was in a bad place'

    Paula Radcliffe

    Women's marathon world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: Kiprop was in a really bad place, the only reason he was able to get himself out of that was because of his talent and the range and length of his stride which was eating up the ground. Kiprop even had time to look up at the screens, he is the only one who isn't eyeballs out to the line, the others were all fighting and scrambling.
  51. Brit Grice ninth in 1500m

    Kenya's Elijah Motonei Manangoi makes a late dash to the line to secure silver in an excitingly finish, clocking 3:34.63. Morocco's Abdalaati Iguider takes bronze (3:34.67). Britain's Charlie Grice was ninth in 3:36.21.

  52. Kiprop defends 1500m title

    Men's 1500m final

    Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant. With 1200m the finalists step ion the accelerator... the Kenyan trio are behind coming into the final bend..

    Asbel Kiprop seems a long way from glory,  in about 10th with 300m to go, but he extends his stride, moves up the field around the bend... he's into the top three down the home straight and those long legs move him past Abdalaati Iguider and Taoufik Makhloufi. Kiprop home in 3:34.40

  53. Men's 1500m final

    Kenya aiming for a top three in the 1500m. Asbel Kiprop, the two-time reigning champion, would be most people's favourite. Timothy Cheruiyot leading the way coming towards the 800m mark. Kiprop lurking...

  54. Men's 1500m final

    The men's 1500m final is next up. Alas there is no Ovett, Coe or Cram representing Britain but there is a Brit in the line-up and that's Charlie Grice, the fourth fastest of the 12 finalists.

    Here's how they line up:

    1500m
    1500m
  55. Barshim takes lead, Tamberi out

    Gianmarco Tamberi

    Mutaz Essa Barshim has retaken the lead in the men's high jump final, clearing 2.33m on his first attempt. 

    But Gianmarco Tamberi touches the bar at 2.29m and gravity does the rest. That's the last we'll see of the Italian and his half-and-half beard at these championships. Seventh place as good as it gets for Tamberi, but at least he gets to look in the mirror and see that beard every day

  56. 'Dibaba gave up'

    Paula Radcliffe

    Women's marathon world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: To throw in pace with 64, 65 and 66 second laps, she hurt Dibaba from a long way out. I think Dibaba gave up. She came here expecting to win but could not live with Ayana pace.
  57. Brit Twell 12th in 5000m

    Where did Britain's Stephanie Twell finish? I can help with that, she was 12th in 15:26.24. The experts in the commentary box think that's a fine effort. 

  58. Championship record for Ayana

    Almaz Ayana

    Almaz Ayana's winning time was 14:26.83 - a championship record which breaks Tirunesh Dibaba's previous championship best. It's not been a great 15 minutes for the Dibaba family. 

  59. Dibaba outsprinted for silver

    Women's 5000m final

    Everyone thought she would win gold but Genzebe Dibaba must settle for bronze. By the time she realises Senbere Teferi is on her heels it's all too late. There's a last-minute kick from Dibaba but there's no reserves of energy left and she's beaten to silver by her compatriot for an Ethiopian top three. 

  60. Ayana wins 5000m gold

    Almaz Ayana

    The final bell rings and Almaz Ayana is on course for victory, she's beaten Genzebe Dibaba with those punishing quick laps in the middle of the race.

  61. Time to celebrate?

    An interesting celebration from China's Guowei Zhang as he clears 2.29m in the high jump to go third. He must have watched the Karate Kid last night for celebration ideas. 

    Guowei Zhang of China reacts after a jump
  62. Women's 5000m final

    Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana has upped the tempo in the 5000m final, her plan is to sap Genzebe Dibaba's energey, negating her kick at the end. A 65-second lap and they go through 3000m in 8:55.63. 

    Dibaba is being tested because there's oodles of space - about 20m - between Ayana and Dibaba. What a finish this is going to be. 

  63. Women's javelin final

    Kathrina Molitor

    Oof it's close in the women's javelin final - only 2cm separating leader Kathrina Molitor of Germany (64.74m) and China's Huihui Lyu, who has produced a season's best 64.72m. 

  64. Women's 5000m final

    Women's 500m final

    Japanese duo Misaki Onishi and Ayuko Suzuki setting the pace, completing the first 1000m of the 5000m final in three minutes. 

    Genzebe Dibaba bobbing along in third place, content to follow for now, while her compatriot and world leader Almaz Ayana is fourth. 

  65. Destructive Dibaba

    Women's 5,000m final

    Andrew Cotter

    BBC Sport commentator

    Genzebe Dibaba
    Quote Message: Dibaba can win this anyway she wants. It doesn't matter how it's run, the figures all add up to her winning.
  66. Good to see Steph

    Women's 5,000m final (12:15 BST)

    Paula Radcliffe

    Women's marathon world record holder on BBC TV

    Stephanie Twell

    There's British interest in the women's 5000m because Stephanie Twell is competing. The former world junior 1500m title has suffered two-injury hit seasons but is back approaching her best. 

    Quote Message: It's nice to see Steph Twell back in the arena after being in the 1500m heats at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She's not going to be in contention for a medal though from Paula Radcliffe
    Paula Radcliffe
  67. Women's 5,000m

    (12:15 BST)

    women's 5,000m

    The first track event of the day is about to start and, just as in the men's 5,000m on Saturday, history could be made. 

  68. Brothers in arms

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer in Beijing

    Quote Message: "The Ashes might not have worked out so well for Australia, but their leading wicket-taker Mitchell Starc is hoping for an improvement in sporting fortunes when his younger brother Brandon goes in the final of the high jump here tonight. Mitchell is in the crowd, perhaps glad that the Bird's Nest on a Sunday evening is not quite as hostile as the Hollies Stand at Edgbaston midway through a boozy afternoon."
    Edgbaston
  69. Men's high jump final

    Mutaz Essa Barshim

    Heights of 2.20m and 2.25m are easy for favourite Mutaz Essa Barshim, who clears them both on his first attempt. Although he has just failed at 2.29m. 

    Defending champion Bohdan Bondarenko also went over 2.25m on his first attempt. 

  70. Day Nine schedule

    For the final time this week, we bring you the daily schedule. (Let's not get tearful so early on, please)

    11:30  (BST) men's high jump final

    11:45  women's javelin final

    12:15  women's 5,000m final

    12:45  men's 1500m final

    13:05  women's 4x400m relay

    12:35  men's 4x400m relay

  71. Men's high jump final

    High jump (11:30 BST)

    Starc brothers

    There might be a familiar name and face to cricket fans when the high jump gets underway.

    That's because Brandon Starc of Australia is competing. He's the younger brother of cricketer Mitchell, who struggled against England in the recent Ashes series. 

    Hopefully the bar doesn't tumble as frequently this afternoon as Australian wickets...

  72. Attention hipsters!

    Taking hipster to the extreme is high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi. The Italian sported the half-and-half beard at the European Indoor Championships, continued to do so at this summer's Anniversary Games and has stuck with it for Beijing. Why not, I suppose? When a look works then it works...

    The Italian says his trademark beard is to entertain the audience. It is entertaining, Gianmarco... Definitely. 

    High jumper Gianmarco Tamberi
  73. Kenya on top

    Medal table

    medal table

    What does the medal table look like? Kenya are still on top as they have been for most of the week, while Britain are fourth thanks to Mo, Jess, Greg and Shara.

  74. What you might have missed

    There was only one event happening in Beijing while the owls and badgers were roaming Britain's fields undisturbed and carefree and that was the women's marathon. 

    Ethiopian Mare Dibaba won the gold medal, outsprinting Helah Kiprop to beat the Kenyan by one second. It was exciting watching them both enter the stadium together. Feel free to watch Dibaba's brilliant finish by clicking here.

    Mare Dibaba
  75. 'Farah lives physical nightmare most days'

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer in Beijing

    Mo Farah

    Our chief sports writer Tom Fordyce has brilliantly explained why Mo Farah's victories are anything but routine. 

    "The 5,000m makes sense to a lot of ordinary Britons. Thousands run the distance at a Parkrun every weekend, some with PBs in mind, others with dogs on a lead or kids in tow," writes Tom. 

    "But those segments of Farah's are not incomprehensible only to the happy Saturday-morning dabblers. Farah's was a last mile that half the entrants in the men's 1500m would have been unable to live with. It was a last half-mile that half the 800m field would have struggled with too."

    Read more of Tom's piece by clicking here. 

  76. What the papers say

    But back to Mo Farah for a moment, who is on the front page of The Times. Apparently the Briton should consider making arrangements for a visit to Bucks Palace. "Knighthood beckons after 'triple double' gold," is their headline.  

    The Times
  77. Men's 4x400m relay

    The one-lap experts will, as is tradition, bring these championships to a close at 13:25 (BST)  and Britain's 4x400m relay team has just been announced and making the line-up are Rabah Yousif, Delano Williams, Jarryd Dunn and Martyn Rooney. 

  78. GB 4x100m failure fallout

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: Chijindu Ujah did not take off early at all. There was a big gap between James Ellington and Ujah, so the 'go' mark was in the wrong place. Ellington sees the outgoing runner then he stops running instead of trying to get to the guy before going to the end of the zone.

    Ellington, on the third leg, did not hand the baton to British team-mate Ujah, on the final leg, in Saturday's 4x100m final.

    Chijindu Ujah
  79. GB 4x100m failure fallout

  80. GB 4x100m failure fallout

    Paula Radcliffe

    Women's marathon world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: For me the big issue in the heat of the moment is that you have to have complete trust of all the guys around you. If you haven't worked together then how can you have that trust.
    GB relay team
  81. Sprint relay medal ceremony

    bolt'd records

    Usain Bolt is preparing to step up onto the highest podium of all to collect his 11th world title. 

    But while the Jamaican and his team-mates are waiting, a Canadian sprinter - whose team won bronze - is having a sneezing fit. He then shakes the hand of Jesse Owens' granddaughter, who is awarding the medals, without using wet wipes first. I'm not saying anything...

  82. GB's relay record

    relay record

    Britain's track record on the sprint relay does not make happy reading. 

  83. What the papers say

    "What A Mo-Ment!"screams the front page of the Independent.

    "Farah was serene, steering clear of the trips that had nearly derailed him in the 10,000m and 5,000m heats for another dominant victory," writes Matt Majendie in the paper. 

    The Independent
  84. What does Farah think?

    Responding to Brendan Foster's comments, Farah said it was "amazing" to be in the same category as greats such as, erm, David Beckham. 

    "We have had so many legends and to be in the same category as them is amazing," he said. "It's great to make history."

    Mo Farah
  85. Britain's greatest sportsman?

    Brendan Foster thinks he is, but is Mo Farah Britain's greatest sportsman? 

    "He's Great Britain's most prolific winner of global golds and he's put former British athletes like Sebastian Coe and Daley Thompson behind him," Foster argued on BBC Radio 5 live.

    "Former rower Sir Steve Redgrave [who won five Olympic golds] was part of a team. Mo is on his own and it's lonely out there. He's ruthless and we've not seen that. We should be enjoying the moment. We'll never see his like again."

    Mo Farah
  86. Farah homeward bound

    Sometimes a series of emoticons say it all... Britain's Farah is heading home to reunite with his pregnant wife and children. Hopefully banners and bunting are hanging from every wall and ceiling at Farah towers. 

  87. What the papers say

    "Arise, Sir Mo," says the Daily Telegraph on its back page. 

    "Since his 5,000m gold in Daegu in 2011 he has been a champion beyond compare, reeling off an unprecedented seven successive victories, including glorious double distance titles in London, Moscow and now Beijing," writes Oliver Brown the Daily Telegraph. 

    Daily Telegraph
  88. The 'triple-double'

    But before we focus on the day's action, there's a certain triple-double to talk about. Mo Farah did it, as everyone thought he would, becoming the first man in history to pull off a distance 'triple-double'.

    The Briton has now won three successive world 5,000m titles and has won golds in both track distance events at the Olympics and two World Championships

    It is something not even the great Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele achieved, the only other person to claim an Olympic and world 'double-double' in the 5,000m and 10,000m. Simply brilliant. 

    Usain Bolt
  89. Post update

    Hello! Yes, it's true, this is the final day of the World Championships in Beijing. There's no point trying to stop the inevitable, but it doesn't mean we can't make the most of the remaining few hours we have and relish watching the best in the world competing for the last six medals on offer.   

  90. Post update

    The triple-double - magnificent in whatever shape or form it comes in. 

    On a plate it can be the tastiest, juiciest burger. In a cone? Taste-bud exploding, towering scoops of ice cream.  

    On the track, it's an incomparable feat, achieved by only the greatest.

    Burgers