NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold combine to air live daily coverage of the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, starting Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.
The top three per individual event are in line to qualify for the world championships in Doha in late September and early October, should they have the world standard time or mark.
Sprint trio Christian Coleman (100m and 200m), Noah Lyles (200m) and Michael Norman (400m) headline the event. Each is 23 or younger and fastest in the world this year in his primary event.
Allyson Felix and Justin Gatlin represent the veterans. Felix, a 33-year-old with 17 combined Olympic and world titles, is entered in her first meet since having daughter Camryn via emergency C-section at 32 weeks on Nov. 28.
Gatlin, 37, has a bye into worlds as the defending 100m champion. He could be Coleman’s biggest threat in the 100m after breaking 9.9 seconds for the first time since the Rio Olympics.
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|Day||Time (ET)||Network||Key Events|
|Thursday||3:45-11 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold||100m first round, 10,000m finals|
|Friday||1:30-9 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold||100m finals, 400m semifinals|
|Saturday||2-6 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold||Finals: 400m, women’s 1500m, 100m hurdles|
|Sunday||4-9 p.m.||NBC Sports Gold||Finals: 200m, men’s 1500m, 110m hurdles|