The athletes have left Berlin – some with medals and some with heartache – but all with the sense of pride that comes from representing their countries. World records were broken, personal bests were recorded and fans got to see elite competition between the very best track and field athletes in the world.
Some of the many highlights include:
Allyson Felix scored a hat trick by winning her 3rd World Championship in the 200m.
Brittney Reese became the third American woman in the history of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics to win the Long Jump title.
After a string of misses, Sanya Richards won her first 400m global title.
Jamaican Shelley-Ann Fraser confirmed her Olympic title winning form by adding the world 100m gold in a faster time than Beijing.
Blanka Vlasic of Croatia became the IAAF World Champion in women’s High Jump for the second time.
Oh, and in a nod to the guys, let’s not forget Usain Bolt’s two smoking hot world records.
Check out his video tribute to the Wonderful Women of the 12th IAAF World Championships: