How to Watch the Men’s 200m at 2022 World Track and Field Championships

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Full coverage of the 2022 World Track & Field Championships will be presented across NBCUniversal’s television networks and digital platforms. The event runs from July 15-24 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, as the U.S. plays host to the outdoor championships for the first time.

NBC Sports will broadcast 43 hours from Eugene, with live afternoon and primetime shows both weekends, highlighted by the men’s and women’s 100m finals (July 16-17) and 4x100m and 4x400m relays (July 23-24). Additional television coverage will air on USA Network and CNBC (channel finder here); see below for details.

One of the marquee events is the men’s 200m, with a deep American field led by Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Noah Lyles. He will be tested by 18-year-old phenom Erriyon Knighton, who has the fastest 200m time in 2022. See below for answers to all of your questions on when and how to watch the competition for the men’s 200m crown.

RELATED: Full Broadcast and Streaming Schedule for 2022 World Track and Field Championships

When is the Men’s 200m at 2022 World Championships?

The men’s 200m begins on Day 4 of World Championships, with the heats on Monday, July 18th. The semifinals will take place on Tuesday, July 19th, in the afternoon session and the final is scheduled for the afternoon session on Thursday, July 21.

How can I watch the Men’s 200m at 2022 World Championships on TV?

Heats – Monday, July 18 at 8:05pm ET on Peacock

Semifinals – Tuesday, July 19 at 9:50pm ET on USA

Final – Thursday, July 21 at 10:50pm ET on USA

How can I stream the Men’s 200m live at 2022 World Championships?

All network and cable TV windows will be simul-streamed via NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app, with NBC’s programming also available on Peacock. In addition, world-feed coverage of all competition sessions will stream LIVE on Peacock.

Which Americans will compete in the Men’s 200m?

There will be four Americans in this event. Defending world champion Noah Lyles and Erriyon Knighton, who owns the fastest 200m time in 2022 (and is also the fourth-fastest man ever at the 200m), headline the U.S. team. Fred Kerley won the world 100m title and Tokyo silver medalist Kenny Bednarek should also contend for a medal.

RELATED: 2022 USATF Outdoor Championships results, world championships roster

Full Broadcast Schedule for 2022 World Track and Field Championships

Date Key Events Time (ET) Network
Fri., July 15 M100 Heats, Mixed 4x400m 8-11 p.m. USA Network
Sat., July 16 M110mH Heats 1:30-3 p.m. CNBC
W10,000m 3-5 p.m. NBC
W100m Heats 8-9 p.m. CNBC
M100m, WShot Put 9-11 p.m. NBC
Sun., July 17 Men’s Marathon 9-11:30 a.m. CNBC
400m Heats, M10,000m 2-4:30 p.m. NBC
M110mH, 400mH Semifinals 8-10 p.m. CNBC
W100m, M110mH, MShot Put 10-11 p.m. NBC
Mon., July 18 Women’s Marathon 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. USA Network
W1500m, M3000mSC 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.* USA Network
Tue., July 19 M400mH, M1500m 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.* USA Network
Wed., July 20 400m Semifinals, W3000mSC 7:30-11 p.m. USA Network
Thu., July 21 M800m Semifinals, 200m 8-11 p.m. USA Network
Fri., July 22 W400mH, 400m 8:30-11 p.m. USA Network
Sat., July 23 W100mH Heats 2-3 p.m. NBC
4x400m Heats 8-9 p.m. CNBC
M800m, 4x100m 9-11 p.m. NBC
Sun., July 24 W100mH Semifinals 8-9 p.m. CNBC
W800m, W100mH, 4x400m 9-11 p.m. NBC

*Same-day delayed broadcast.

Kenenisa Bekele still eyes Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon world record, but a duel must wait

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LONDON — Kenenisa Bekele made headlines last week by declaring “of course I am the best” long distance runner ever. But the Ethiopian was fifth-best at Sunday’s London Marathon, finishing 74 seconds behind Kenya’s Amos Kipruto.

Bekele, 40, clocked 2:05:53, the fastest-ever marathon by a runner 40 years or older. He was with the lead pack until being dropped in the 21st mile.

But Bekele estimated he could have run 90 to 120 seconds faster had he not missed parts of six weeks of training with hip and joint injuries.

“I expect better even if the preparation is short,” he said. “I know my talent and I know my capacity, but really I couldn’t achieve what I expect.”

Bekele is the second-fastest marathoner in history behind Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, who broke his own world record by clocking 2:01:09 at the Berlin Marathon last week.

“I am happy when I see Eliud Kipchoge run that time,” Bekele said. “It motivates all athletes who really expect to do the same thing.”

LONDON MARATHON: Results

Bekele’s best time was within two seconds of Kipchoge’s previous world record (2:01:39). He described breaking Kipchoge’s new mark as the “main goal” for the rest of his career.

“Yes, I hope, one day it will happen, of course,” Bekele said. “With good preparation, I don’t know when, but we will see one more time.”

Nobody has won more London Marathons than Kipchoge, a four-time champion who set the course record (2:02:37) in 2019. But the two-time Olympic marathon champion did not run this year in London, as elite marathoners typically choose to enter one race each spring and fall.

Bekele does not know which race he will enter in the spring. But it will not be against Kipchoge.

“I need to show something first,” Bekele said. “I need to run a fast time. I have to check myself. This is not enough.”

Kipchoge will try to become the first runner to win three Olympic marathon titles at the Paris Games. Bekele, who will be 42 in 2024, has not committed to trying to qualify for the Ethiopian team.

“There’s a long time to go before Paris,” Bekele said. “At this moment I am not decided. I have to show something.”

So who is the greatest long distance runner ever?

Bekele can make a strong case on the track:

Bekele
Four Olympic medals (three gold)
Six World Championship medals (five gold)
Former 5000m and 10,000m world-record holder

Kipchoge
Two Olympic medals
Two World Championship medals (one gold)

But Kipchoge can make a strong case on the pavement:

Bekele
Second-fastest marathoner in history
Two World Marathon Major victories

Kipchoge
Four of the five best marathon times in history
Two-time Olympic marathon champion
12 World Marathon Major victories

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Yalemzerf Yehualaw, Amos Kipruto win London Marathon

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Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw became the youngest female runner to win the London Marathon, while Kenyan Amos Kipruto earned the biggest victory of his career in the men’s race.

Yehualaw, 23, clocked 2:17:26, prevailing by 41 seconds over 2021 London champ Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya.

Yehualaw tripped and fell over a speed bump around the 20-mile mark. She quickly rejoined the lead pack, then pulled away from Jepkosgei by running the 24th mile in a reported 4:43, which converts to 2:03:30 marathon pace; the women’s world record is 2:14:04.

Yehualaw and Jepkosgei were pre-race favorites after world record holder Brigid Kosgei of Kenya withdrew Monday with a right hamstring injury.

On April 24, Yehualaw ran the fastest women’s debut marathon in history, a 2:17:23 to win in Hamburg, Germany.

She has joined the elite tier of female marathoners, a group led by Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir, the reigning Olympic, New York City and Boston champion. Another Ethiopian staked a claim last week when Tigist Assefa won Berlin in 2:15:37, shattering Yehualaw’s national record.

Joan Benoit Samuelson, the first Olympic women’s marathon champion in 1984, finished Sunday’s race in 3:20:20 at age 65.

LONDON MARATHON: Results

Kipruto, 30, won the men’s race in 2:04:39. He broke free from the leading group in the 25th mile and crossed the finish line 33 seconds ahead of Ethiopian Leul Gebresilase, who said he had hamstring problems.

Kipruto, one of the pre-race favorites, had never won a major marathon but did finish second behind world record holder Eliud Kipchoge in Tokyo (2022) and Berlin (2018) and third at the world championships (2019) and Tokyo (2018).

Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest marathoner in history, was fifth after being dropped in the 21st mile. His 2:05:53 was the fastest-ever marathon by a runner 40 years or older. Bekele ran his personal best at the 2019 Berlin Marathon — 2:01:41 — and has not run within four minutes of that time since.

The major marathon season continues next Sunday with the Chicago Marathon, headlined by a women’s field that includes Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich and American Emily Sisson.

London returns next year to its traditional April place after being pushed to October the last three years due to the pandemic.

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