Although there was only evening session on Sept.3, but the Daegu Stadium was suddenly getting crowded with people for some reason.
When we got there, many people including journalists, camera men, broadcasters, and volunteer workers were warming up with some stretches to participate in the Media Race.
The Media Race kicked off at Daegu Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 3, one day prior to the closing of the global athletic event.
A total of 117 participants were divided into 12 groups, or heats, before competing in the 800-meter race. One of the heats was composed of seven female participants.
Each participant showed off their individuality. One journalist was warming up stretching his body, while another pretending to be an athlete wearing a T-shirt with an interesting message. Some people even brought professional sprint spikes and some ran barefoot.
A Jamaican participant was wearing the player's uniform and it was very similar to Usain Bolt's.
There were also twelve Korean participants.
Richard Welsh from Austrailia won the Men's race. He was a former athlete and said,“I had to scrap my dream because of an injury, but I am still running.”
Meanwhile, Katie Landry from USA won the women's race, followed by Nastassia Marynina (BLR) and Elena Dyachkova (RUS).
The winner had a spot interview with an anchor.
The Media Race was proven that the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 was not only for the athletes but also for the journalists, camera men, broadcasters, and volunteer workers.
It was lots of fun for the day!