At their athletic best

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Jessica Ennis of Britain (L) and Jessica Zelinka of Canada (R) clear a hurdle next to Jennifer Oeser of Germany during their 100 metres hurdles heat of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

Jessica Ennis of Britain (L) and Jessica Zelinka of Canada (R) clear a hurdle next to Jennifer Oeser of Germany during their 100 metres hurdles heat of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

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Sweden's Jessica Samuelsson clears a hurdle in the Heptathlon 100m Hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.

Sweden's Jessica Samuelsson clears a hurdle in the Heptathlon 100m Hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.

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Virgilijus Alekna of Lithuania competes in the men's discus throw qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

Virgilijus Alekna of Lithuania competes in the men's discus throw qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

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Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France (R) leads a group of competitors out of the water jump during their men's 3,000 metres steeplechase heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France (R) leads a group of competitors out of the water jump during their men's 3,000 metres steeplechase heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

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Remote cameras are reflected in the water jump of the steeplechase event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

Remote cameras are reflected in the water jump of the steeplechase event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

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Francesca Doveri of Italy cools herself during an event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

Francesca Doveri of Italy cools herself during an event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

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Competitors clear a water jump during the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

Competitors clear a water jump during the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

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Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi reacts after placing first in a heat of the Men's 3000m Steeplechase at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.

Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi reacts after placing first in a heat of the Men's 3000m Steeplechase at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.

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Lilli Schwarzkopf of Germany competes during the high jump event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

Lilli Schwarzkopf of Germany competes during the high jump event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

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Japan's Satomi Kubokuroa and South Korea's Son Kyeong-Mi catch their breath following the women's 400 metres hurdles heats at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Daegu.

Japan's Satomi Kubokuroa and South Korea's Son Kyeong-Mi catch their breath following the women's 400 metres hurdles heats at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Daegu.

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Benin's Bimbo Miel Ayedou is carried off the track following a heat of the Women's 400m Hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.

Benin's Bimbo Miel Ayedou is carried off the track following a heat of the Women's 400m Hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.

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A spectator uses an umbrella to shade herself from the sun at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.

A spectator uses an umbrella to shade herself from the sun at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.

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Jennifer Oeser of Germany takes part in the high jump event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

Jennifer Oeser of Germany takes part in the high jump event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

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