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Russian track and field athletes resumed training outside of Moscow on Monday to prepare for the upcoming World Championships which get underway on the 10th of August.

The 14th edition is set to be the biggest ever in terms of participation as a record 206 countries have entered 1,974 athletes, who will compete over a period of nine days.

According to reports, six of Russia’s nine reigning World champions including the likes of Mariya Savinova, Yuliya Zaripova and Olga Kaniskina will defend their titles.

At London 2012, Russia finished second in the track and field medal table, picking up 18 medals in total compared to the United States’ 29.

The World Championships run from August 10-18.