Nairobi misses out on 2025 World Championships

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Tokyo will stage the 2025 World Championships after beating rival bids from Nairobi, Silesia and Singapore.

"Within an extremely strong field of candidates, Tokyo offered a compelling bid," World Athletics president Lord Coe said.

Tokyo hosted the Olympics in 2021, with events taking place a year later than intended and behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This year's Championships, delayed from 2021, begin in Oregon on Friday.

The 2023 Championships will be held in Budapest.

The high-tech Mondo trackexternal-link laid at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium received mostly positive reviews from athletes. New world records were set in both the men's and women's 400m hurdles by Norway's Karsten Warholm and the United States' Sydney McLaughlin.

Athletics' return to Tokyo means the Japanese capital bookends a five-year run of major championships each summer, a situation caused by the pandemic and postponements.

The world's best will also compete at the Olympics in Paris in 2024.

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