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Mike Rowbottom: Kenya on top, and Russia struggling in Beijing. So what’s that about?

Mike Rowbottom: Kenya on top, and Russia struggling in Beijing. So what’s that about?

Two years ago, Russia concluded the Moscow International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in second place behind the United States, but with more golds - seven to six. Two years on, as the 15th World Championships here move into their final day, late golds by Sergey Shubenkov in the 110 metres hurdles and Mariya Kuchina in the women’s high jump have rescued the Russian cause from humiliation.