Fan’s Daily Viewing Guide & Preview of the World Athletics / Track and Field Championships

by  LetsRun.com
updated July 22, 2022

The World Track and Field Championships are underway for the first time on American soil. They started Friday, July 15 in Eugene, Oregon, and end on Sunday, July 24.

We’ve got our detailed event previews here, TV guide here, schedule and results here, but want to give a daily guide to what is going on for the more casual fan who might have a job and a family and can’t watch it 24/7. Each day, we’ll update this page and we’ll have a brief overview of the key events and tell you where you can watch them.

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If you want recaps and analysis of what has already happened, we’ve got you covered here.

United States TV & Streaming- Prime Time for 10 days – 8/9pm – 11 pm eastern

Kerley World ChampionNBC owns the rights to Worlds in the US so everything will be on an NBC property. On your phone that means having the Peacock App if you don’t want to miss anything. On TV, the action will be split between the USA, CNBC, and NBC networks with the weekend primetime action being on NBC.

Sounds confusing, but we have detailed TV info here, but just remember you can watch great track and field from 9 p.m. -11 p.m. Eastern every night (Monday and Tuesday night 7/18 and 7/19 the coverage is live on Peacock. You can watch on demand on TV) . If you just watch that, you’ll do pretty good.

Friday July 22- Another World Record for Sydney McLaughlin?, Men’s and Women’s 400m Finals (USA Network 8-11 pm eastern)

The night ends with world record holder Sydney McLaughlin going for her first World Championships title (she did win the Olympics last year). Can she break her own world record again? Can Dalilah Muhammad challenge?

In the men’s 400m, can Michael Norman finally deliver on the world stage? He has a history of coming up short at global championships.

In the women’s 400m final, Shaunae Miller-Uibo goes for another 400m crown.

Pacific Tiem Eastern 
Time
SEX EVENT ROUND TV    
17:05 20:05 M Pole Vault Qualification  Peacock
17:40 20:40 W 4×100 Metres Relay Heats  USA / Peacock
18:05 21:05 M 4×100 Metres Relay Heats USA / Peacock
18:20 21:20 W Javelin Throw Final USA / Peacock
18:35 21:35 W 800 Metres Semi-Final USA / Peacock
19:15 22:15 W 400 Metres Final USA / Peacock
19:35 22:35 M 400 Metres Final USA / Peacock
19:50 22:50 W 400 Metres Hurdles Final USA / Peacock    

Saturday July 23- Wide open men’s 800 final, Sifan Hassan-Gidey rematch in women’s 5000m + men’s and women’s 4×100 finals (Best stuff is 9-11pm eastern on NBC)

Note: There is an earlier Saturday morning session with women’s 100m hurdles qualifying, long jump qualifying and Decathlon that you can watch on Peacock. Some of the 100m hurdles qualifying will be on regular NBC from 2-3pm eastern but it is round 1 of a 3 round event.

With only two days left at Worlds, things really heat up today. On the track, there is a wide-open men’s 800m final. The Olympic champion Emmanuel Korir is in it, but he had not been running that well until Worlds this year, and the year as a whole is historically slow. Seriously any of the 8 guys in the final must think they have a shot to win.
In the women’s 5,000m final, it is a second chance for Sifan Hassan, the golden star of the 2021 Olympics. Hassan only did one race before Worlds, but then contended for the win in the 10,000m before having to settle for 4th place, just .62 away from winning. She will get a rematch with Letensebet Gidey who won the 10,000m and is the 10,000m and 5,000m world record holder. Gudsaf Tsegay, the runner-up in the 1,500m is expected to factor as well.
We’ve also got the marquee relays at the World Champs, the finals of the men’s and women’s 4 x 100. On the women’s side, it’s how fast can the Jamaicans run? They went 1-2-3 in the 100m. Could they get the world record?
The US men went 1-2-3 in the 100. They went 1-2-3 in the 200, but they have a terrible history of screwing up the 4×100. Can they get the stick around before the home crowd?
Pacific Tme Eastern Time SEX EVENT ROUND TV
16:10 19:10 M High Jump Decathlon  
17:10 20:10 W 4×400 Metres Relay Heats CNBC/ Peacock
17:40 20:40 M 4×400 Metres Relay Heats CNBC/ Peacock
18:00 21:00 M Triple Jump Final

NBC / Peacock

18:10 21:10 M 800 Metres Final NBC / Peacock
18:25 21:25 W 5000 Metres Final NBC / Peacock
18:35 21:35 M Javelin Throw Final NBC / Peacock
18:55 21:55 M 400 Metres Decathlon NBC / Peacock
19:30 22:30 W 4×100 Metres Relay Final NBC / Peacock
19:50 22:50 M 4×100 Metres Relay Final NBC / Peacock

Sunday- Worlds Conclude with a Bang, Can the US women sweep the 800? LOADED Men’s 5,000m final, 4×400 Finals, More

All good things must come to an end including the 2022 World Championships. The good thing is the final day of Worlds is loaded. From a distance perspective the US had 0 medals so far, but could go 1-2-3 in the women’s 800, where they are led by Olympic Champ Athing Mu, but also have hometown hero Raevyn Rogers (whose image is on the tower at Hayward Field), and the always in contention Ajee’ Wilson, who won World Indoors this year.

Before that is the men’s 5,000m which has the mid-d guys, meeting the long-distance guys, as World record holder and Olympic champ Joshua Cheptegei, the winner of the 5,000m, takes on 1500m runner-up Jakob Ingebrigtsen. Could American Grant Fisher contend for a medal?

We also have a great women’s 100m hurdles where Jasmine Camacho-Quinn the Olympic champ takes on world record holder Kendra Harrison, plus the end of the the decathlon, Mondo Duplantis in the pole vault, and the 4x400s.

LOCAL TIME MY TIME SEX EVENT ROUND
17:05 20:05 M Javelin Throw Decathlon – Group A
17:10 20:10 W 100 Metres Hurdles Semi-Final
17:25 20:25 M Pole Vault Final
17:50 20:50 W Long Jump Final
18:05 21:05 M 5000 Metres Final
18:10 21:10 M Javelin Throw Decathlon – Group B
18:35 21:35 W 800 Metres Final
19:00 22:00 W 100 Metres Hurdles Final
19:20 22:20 M 1500 Metres Decathlon
19:35 22:35 M 4×400 Metres Relay Final
19:50 22:50 W 4×400 Metres Relay Final

 

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