Runners, jumpers, throwers and all-rounders lived by the credo sweat, blood and tears to try and get a medal around their neck at the 2011 IAAF Athletic World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Some great performances were captured in these images with the highlight being the amazing 4x100m race run by the Jamaicans.

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The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Ryan Harlan of the U.S. competes in the shot put event of the men's decathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Carolina Kluft of Sweden competes in the women's long jump final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Competitors take part in the men's 20 km race walk final at the IAAF World championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Jennifer Oeser of Germany competes during the long jump event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Rozle Prezelj of Slovenia competes during the men's high jump qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Yuliya Zaripova of Russia leaps over a hurdle on her way to winning the women's 3000 metres steeplechase final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Martina Strutz of Germany reacts after her attempt in the women's pole vault final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. Strutz placed second. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia lands on the mat during the women's pole vault final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. Women's pole vault world record holder Isinbayeva went out of her event at the world athletics championships in Daegu on Tuesday when she failed to clear 4.80 metres. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Ines Henriques of Portugal pours water on her head after the women's 20km race walk final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

David Storl of Germany competes in the men's shot put qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Javelins are seen during the women's javelin throw qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Inika McPherson of the U.S. prepares for the women's high jump qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Maryam Toosi of Iran (R) stands next to Anyika Onuora of Britain (L) after their women's 200 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Kara Patterson of the U.S. competes during the women's javelin throw qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Caster Semenya of South Africa prepares herself before her women's 800 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

The shadow of Asdis Hjalmsdottir of Iceland is cast on the ground during the women's javelin throw qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Tetiana Petlyuk of Ukraine lies on the track with a leg injury during her women's 800 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Jessica Ennis of Britain competes in the long jump event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Godfrey Khotso Mokoena of South Africa competes during the men's long jump qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Dwight Phillips of the U.S. competes in the men's long jump qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Dwight Phillips of the U.S. competes in the men's long jump qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Aleksandr Shustov of Russia reacts during the men's high jump final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Olha Saladuha of Ukraine competes in the women's triple jump final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Hannah England of Britain celebrates after the women's 1,500 metres final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. England placed second. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt of Jamaica prepares to compete in the men's 200 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Madara Palameika of Latvia competes during the women's javelin throw final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Will Claye of the U.S. competes during the men's long jump final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica kneels on the track after winning the women's 200 metres final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Sergey Bakulin of Russia throws away a bottle of water during the men's 50 km race walk final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 3, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Competitors in the women's 800 metres wheelchair final speed through a turn at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 3, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt of Jamaica sprints to the finish line to win the men's 200 metres final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 3, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Sally Pearson of Australia (R) clears a hurdle ahead of the competition during the women's 100 metres hurdles final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 3, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Mark Frank of Germany competes during the men's javelin throw final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 3, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica competes during the men's 200 metres final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 3, 2011. Picture taken September 3, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Nivea Smith of the Bahamas falls over teammate Anthonique Strachan (C) as they failed to execute the baton handoff during their women's 4x100 metres relay heat at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, September 4, 2011 REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Betty Heidler of Germany competes in the women's hammer throw final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Mohamed Farah of Britain (R) celebrates winning the men's 5000 metres final ahead of Imane Merga of Ethiopia (L), Bernard Lagat of the U.S. (2nd L) and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia (2nd R) at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, September 4, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Sheryf El-Sheryf of Ukraine competes during the men's triple jump final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Christian Taylor of the U.S. competes in the men's triple jump final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Mariya Savinova of Russia celebrates winning the women's 800 metres final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Phillips Idowu of Britain competes during the men's triple jump final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Athletes compete during the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase heats at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Shoes of a competitor are pictured during the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase heats at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica sprints to the finish line winning his men's 100 metres heats at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Megumi Kinukawa of Japan picks up a drink during the women's 10,000 metres final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Liu Xiang of China clears a hurdle during his men's 110 metres hurdles heats at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand lays on the track after falling during the women's 1,500 metres heats at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 400 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic celebrates after a successful jump during the pole vault event of the decathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Leonel Suarez of Cuba competes in the javelin throw event of the men's decathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Robert Harting of Germany competes during the men's discus throw final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. Harting won the gold medal. Picture taken using tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Ineta Radevica of Latvia competes during the women's long jump final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Athletes compete in the men's 10,000 metres final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt of Jamaica (C) makes a false start in the men's 100 metres final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt of Jamaica walks without his shirt after being disqualified for a false start during the men's 100 metres final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Competitors clear a water jump during the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 29, 2011. Picture taken with an underwater camera. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt of Jamaica is seen during a training session at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, August 29, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida of France reacts during the shot put event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, August 29, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Natallia Dobrynska of Ukraine competes during the shot put event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, August 29, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. holds her flag after winning the women's 100 metres final at the IAAF 2011 World Championships in Daegu, August 29, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Lazaro Borges of Cuba competes in the men's pole vault final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 29, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Meseret Defar of Ethiopia runs down the backstretch during the women's 5,000 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida of France prepares to compete during the long jump event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine competes during the men's high jump qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida of France competes during the javelin throw event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Martina Strutz of Germany competes in the women's pole vault final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Robert Harting of Germany celebrates winning the men's discus throw final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Robert Harting of Germany celebrates winning the men's discus throw final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia competes during the women's pole vault final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Mercy Wanjiku Njoroge of Kenya (R) runs with one shoe next to teammate Milcah Chemos Cheywa during the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase final at the IAAF 2011 World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

A combination of pictues show Christopher Tomlinson of Britain during the men's long jump qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) takes the baton from teammate Yohan Blake on his way to winning the men's 4x100 metres relay at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. Jamaica set a new world record with a time of 37.04 seconds. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt of Jamaica (L) takes the baton from Yohan Blake, as Darvis Patton of the U.S. (C) falls before handing the baton to teammate Walter Dix (R), during the men's 4x100 metre relay final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. Jamaica set a new world record with a time of 37.04 seconds. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt of Jamaica (C) sprints to the finish line to win the men's 4x100 metres relay at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. Jamaica set a new world record with a time of 37.04 seconds. REUTERS/David Gray

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt of Jamaica throws the baton in the air as he celebrates winning the men's 4x100 metres relay final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. Jamaica set a new world record with a time of 37.04 seconds. REUTERS/David Gray

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Usain Bolt of Jamaica dances after winning their men's 4x100 metres relay final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. Jamaica set a new world record with a time of 37.04 seconds. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Nesta Carter (L), Michael Frater (2nd L), Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt (R) of Jamaica celebrate winning their men's 4x100 metres relay final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. Jamaica set a new world record with a time of 37.04 seconds. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The IAAF Athletics World Championships

Yohan Blake (L), Nesta Carter (2nd L), Michael Frater, and Usain Bolt (R) of Jamaica pose with their medals after their men's 4x100 metres relay final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. Jamaica set a new world record with a time of 37.04 seconds. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Sep 05, 2011