More than a million people apply for London 2017 tickets

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More than a million people have applied for tickets for next year's world athletics championships in London where greats Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will compete for the final time on the track.

Jamaican Bolt, who completed a triple-triple of 100, 200 and 4x100 meters relay at last month's Olympics, and Briton Farah, who retained the 5,000 and 10,000 titles in Rio, have both said next year's championships will be their last.

Unlike in Rio, where empty seats were a depressing feature of the recent Games, demand for tickets for London 2017 has been fierce, with applications vastly outnumbering the 700,000 available places.

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