1999 World Championships in Athletics

The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Estadio Olímpico, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29.

7th World Championships in Athletics
Host citySeville, Spain
Nations participating201
Athletes participating1821
DatesAugust 20–29, 1999
Officially opened byKing Juan Carlos I
Main venueEstadio Olímpico

One of the main highlights of the games was the world record set in the 400 metres by Michael Johnson of the United States in a time of 43.18 seconds.