2020 USATF Indoor Championships TV, live stream schedule

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Christian Coleman, the world’s fastest man each of the last three years, headlines the USATF Indoor Championships, live on NBC Sports on Friday and Saturday.

Coleman takes on the 60m, four months before he’s expected to enter both the 100m and the 200m at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Coleman’s best event may be the 60m, where in a six-week stretch in 2018 he clocked the three fastest times in history. His world record of 6.34 seconds still stands.

Coleman did not run indoors in 2019 — a non-indoor championship year. Later in the summer and fall, he swept national and world titles at 100m to become the favorite in the Olympics’ marquee event.

At USATF Indoors in Albuquerque, Coleman is slated to race the first round on Friday and the semifinals and final on Saturday. His competition includes 2016 Olympian Marvin Bracy and Demek Kemp, the world’s fastest 60m sprinter this season (6.50 seconds).

USATF Indoors: Entry Lists | Event Schedule

Other meet headliners include Olympic and world medalists Ryan Crouser (shot put), Jenn Suhr and Sandi Morris (pole vault), Ajee Wilson and Vashti Cunningham (high jump). Plus Elle Purrier, who last Saturday ran the second-fastest indoor mile in history.

March’s world indoor championships were postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak in host China.

USATF Indoor Championships broadcast schedule

Day Time (ET) Network
Friday 7-11 p.m. NBC Sports Gold | Stream Link
9:30-11 p.m. NBCSN | Stream Link
Saturday 2-6 p.m. NBC Sports Gold | Stream Link
4-6 p.m. NBC | Stream Link

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Olympian Derrick Mein ends U.S. men’s trap drought at shotgun worlds

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Tokyo Olympian Derrick Mein became the first U.S. male shooter to win a world title in the trap event since 1966, prevailing at the world shotgun championships in Osijek, Croatia, on Wednesday.

Mein, who grew up on a small farm in Southeast Kansas, hunting deer and quail, nearly squandered a place in the final when he missed his last three shots in the semifinal round after hitting his first 22. He rallied in a sudden-death shoot-off for the last spot in the final by hitting all five of his targets.

He hit 33 of 34 targets in the final to win by two over Brit Nathan Hales with one round to spare.

The last U.S. man to win an Olympic trap title was Donald Haldeman in 1976.

Mein, 37, was 24th in his Olympic debut in Tokyo (and placed 13th with Kayle Browning in the mixed-gender team event).

The U.S. swept the Tokyo golds in the other shotgun event — skeet — with Vincent Hancock and Amber English. Browning took silver in women’s trap.

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Mo Farah withdraws before London Marathon

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British track legend Mo Farah withdrew before Sunday’s London Marathon, citing a right hip injury before what would have been his first 26.2-mile race in nearly two years.

Farah, who swept the 2012 and 2016 Olympic track titles at 5000m and 10,000m, said he hoped “to be back out there” next April, when the London Marathon returns to its traditional month after COVID moved it to the fall for three consecutive years. Farah turns 40 on March 23.

“I’ve been training really hard over the past few months and I’d got myself back into good shape and was feeling pretty optimistic about being able to put in a good performance,” in London, Farah said in a press release. “However, over the past 10 days I’ve been feeling pain and tightness in my right hip. I’ve had extensive physio and treatment and done everything I can to be on the start line, but it hasn’t improved enough to compete on Sunday.”

Farah switched from the track to the marathon after the 2017 World Championships and won the 2018 Chicago Marathon in a then-European record time of 2:05:11. Belgium’s Bashir Abdi now holds the record at 2:03:36.

Farah returned to the track in a failed bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, then shifted back to the roads.

Sunday’s London Marathon men’s race is headlined by Ethiopians Kenenisa Bekele and Birhanu Legese, the second- and third-fastest marathoners in history.

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