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    Notable Firsts at the 2015 IAAF World Championships

    Sergey Shubenkov won’s Russia’s first ever global title in the men’s 110m hurdles with at time of 12.98 seconds.

    Julius Yego became the first Kenyan medalist and winner in the field events at a World Championships and only the second African winner in the history of the javelin competition with his 92.72 meter throw.

    Allyson Felix became the first woman in history to win 200m and 400m titles (in different IAAF World Championships).

    Nicholas Bett won the 400m hurdles to earn Kenya’s first gold medal in a race shorter than 800 meters.

    Ghirmay Ghebreslassie won Eritrea’s first ever World Championships gold medal by taking the men’s marathon.

    Denia Caballero became Cuba’s first gold medalist in the discus at a World Championships.

    Genzebe Dibaba won Ethiopia’s first ever gold in the 1500m at the World Championships.

    Zuzana Hejnova became the first ever athlete to successfully defend the world title in the women’s 400m hurdles.

    Ashton Eaton became the first athlete since Jurgen Hingsen in the 1980s to set two successive world records in the decathlon.

    Mare Dibaba became Ethiopia’s first ever world title holder in the women’s marathon with a time of 2:27:35.

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