2009 World Championships in Athletics

The 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics (German: [Leichtathletik-Weltmeisterschaften 2009]) were held in Berlin, Germany from 15–23 August 2009. The majority of events took place in the Olympiastadion, while the marathon and racewalking events started and finished at the Brandenburg Gate.

2009 World Championships in Athletics
Host cityBerlin, Germany
Nations participating202
Athletes participating2101
Events47
Dates15–23 August
Officially opened byPresident Horst Köhler
Main venueOlympiastadion