Athletics stars want to use first U.S. World Championships to raise profile

Track and field stars hope the first World Championships in the US will shed light on their sport in a country where track and field is eclipsed by football, basketball and baseball.

The irony of many American athletes is that they tend to be much more famous in Europe, where many of them spend most of their season cruising a circuit that includes some of the most iconic stadiums in front of some of the most avid fans of this sport.

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