2019 World Championships

2019 World Championships

October 09, 2019

In The End, The Doha Worlds Ended Up Being Pretty Spectacular

World Cup fans breathe easy. 5 years ago when the track and field world champs were awarded to Doha, dire predictions were made. In the end, the championships ended up being fabulous, particularly from a performance standpoint. Air-conditioned outdoor stadiums, really do work.
October 05, 2019

Hellen Obiri Returns To Her Winning Ways, Defends 5000 Title With 14:26.72 Championship Record

Obiri hasn't had the smoothest of seasons but she front-way her way to gold tonight.
October 04, 2019

Fabulous Friday: For One Night, Qatar Gets Its World Championship Moment

A big enthusiastic crowd, a world record, a hometown here, and a legend staying on top. Veteran journalist Elliott Denman put it best, "A great night for the sport of track and field."
October 03, 2019

Craig Engels Defends Himself & NOP Teammates, Responds To Jenny Simpson: “People Have a Moral Compass Besides Her”

Craig Engels did not like some of Jenny Simpson's comments from the day before.
October 02, 2019

Grant Holloway Closes Out Epic 2019 Season With His First World 110M Hurdles Title

In his 48th race of the year, Holloway won his 1st world title - the perfect cap to an amazing year which also saw him break the NCAA record and lead Florida to an NCAA team title.
October 02, 2019

2019 Worlds Men's 1500 Preview: Can Timothy Cheruiyot Complete Near-Perfect Two-Year Run with His First Gold Medal?

Cheruiyot has been almost unbeatable on the circuit but has never claimed a gold at any international championship. Can he change that in Doha?
October 01, 2019

Noah Lyles' Plan (Mostly) Comes Together As He Wins His First World Title

Lyles planned to run faster but he ended up running the slowest he's run in any 200 final all year but it doesn't matter as he's the 200m world champ.
October 01, 2019

Men's Steeple Prelims: Conseslus Kipruto Looks Fantastic and Sends A Warning Shot - Discount Me At Your Own Peril

Conseslus Kipruto looked fantastic and he'll be joined in the final by all three Americans.
September 29, 2019

Christian Taylor Wins Gold Again Wearing #13 Odell Beckham Jr. Tribute Shoes

Christian Taylor gave some love to OBJ.
September 29, 2019

U-S-A! U-S-A! A Star-Spangled Men's 800-Meter Final Is Set in Doha

Three Americans made the final as Donavan Brazier cruised, Clayton Murphy made it in on time and in the final heat Bryce Hoppel who was running XC races a year ago auto qualified.
September 29, 2019

World Champ Christian Coleman Responds to Michael Johnson's Comments: "I Don't Necessarily Care What He Has to Say"

Coleman excelled on the track and answered questions off of it.
September 28, 2019

Christian Coleman Is the New King of the 100 Meters -- And All That Comes With It

After Usain Bolt's retirement, Coleman had to wait two years to officially take over as the king of track and field marquee's event, but after a dominant victory tonight in 9.76, he is officially the fastest man in the world.
September 27, 2019

41-Year-Old Mom Roberta Groner Finishes 6th at Worlds Champs in Marathon

A 41 year-old mom finished 6th in the World at the World champs in the marathon. Here what she had to say about her amazing run.
September 27, 2019

With One Shoe, Paul Chelimo Makes 5K Final, Calls Out LetsRun Doubters

Paul Chelimo looked very good despite only having one shoe the final mile.
September 27, 2019

Teenage Sensation Jakob Ingebrigtsen DQ'd, Then Reinstated in World Championships 5K

The 19-yr old Norwegian phenom and betting favorite for gold is out after stepping inside the rail for at least 3 steps.
September 25, 2019

The Casual Track Fan's Guide to the 2019 World Track and Field Championships: 6 Storylines To Follow At Worlds

Are you someone who used to be really into track and field but no longer is or maybe the kind of person who doesn't pay attention to athletics until the World Champs? Then this is the preview for you. If you are a casual sports fan, we imagine you'll like it as well.
September 25, 2019

2019 Worlds Men's 800 Preview: Donavan Brazier Chases America's First Gold Since Dave Wottle in 1972

Can Donavan Brazier end America's 47 year gold medal drought in the men's 800?
September 25, 2019

2019 Worlds Women's 10K Preview: Sifan Hassan Chases First World Outdoor Title

Under Alberto Salazar's tutelage, Hassan has put together a year for the ages in 2019; can she end it with a gold medal at Worlds against Hellen Obiri?
September 24, 2019

2019 Worlds Men's 5K Preview: With No Clear Favorite, Could Jakob Ingebrigtsen Earn Norway's First-Ever 5K Medal?

Due to USATF's foolish policy, a 12:58 American won't be in this race. And a lot of the guys who could have won this race -- Mo FarahJoshua CheptegeiYomif Kejelcha -- aren't running it. Who will step up in their absence? Might it be Canada's Mo Ahmed? We don't think it's impossible.
September 24, 2019

2019 Worlds Women's Steeple Preview: USA & Kenya Duke It Out In a Grudge Match

Two years ago, Americans Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs shocked the world in London. Now the Kenyans, led by WR holder Beatrice Chepkoech, are out for revenge.