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4 Photo: Getty images. IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Over 10 magical days this summer, from 4-13 August, the world’s top athletes will bring the roar back to the iconic Olympic stadium that saw Mo Farah (pictured), Jessica Ennis-Hill and Usain Bolt race to glory in 2012. The London Championships will be the 16th in the event’s 34-year history with the first IAAF World Championships being hosted in Helsinki in 1983. The most recent Championships in Beijing, China, in August 2015, saw 1931 athletes participate from a record 207 national federations. Kenya topped the medal table for the first time in its history, winning 16 medals of which seven were gold. USA have topped the medal table on 10 occasions. Sir Mo Farah, multiple Olympic, World and European Champion and the UK’s greatest ever track athlete will be looking to break even more records in the same stadium that saw him cap off historic ‘Super Saturday’ by winning the 10,000m gold in a time of 27:30:42 and Great Britain’s first ever Olympic gold medal in 10,000m at London 2012. Since the incredible summer of London 2012, the iconic Stadium in Stratford, east London, has undergone a remarkable transformation. There’s now a brand new flexible seating system bringing sports fans closer to the action. A ring of world-class facilities circling the Stadium for spectators. And a stunning new roof – covering every seat and creating a fantastic atmosphere. There are still a few tickets available at www.iaafworldchampionships.com COUNTDOWN TO DINOS AT ZSL LONDON ZOO For six weeks from Saturday 22 July, visitors to ZSL London Zoo will be taken back in time to a prehistoric world where they will come face-to-face with life-size, moving dinosaurs – from the giant but gentle brachiosaurus to the towering tyrannosaurus rex. Included in the cost of Zoo entry, guests will take a trip via a time machine to the Mesozoic era (about 65 million years ago – give or take a few days), where ZSL’s tour guides will help visitors spot dino-faves like the triceratops, standing guard over its nest, or take them through an encounter with the armour-plated edmontonia – a tank-like dinosaur covered in spikes. Families will be given their own passports for the time travel safari, which will take them on a journey of discovery taking in the fascinating creatures, as well as learning all about the important work conservationists are doing to help prevent today’s animals from becoming extinct. Dino-fans can continue their time travel adventure by sleeping-over near the mega-lizards, experiencing the sights and sounds of ZSL London Zoo at night. Summer Sleepover is available on Saturdays in August and September, where kids can spend a night in the Zoo. t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

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