When and where are the 2022 Track and Field World Championships?


The 2022 Track and Field World Championships take place on Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 24 in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field located at the University of Oregon. This year marks the first time that an outdoor Athletics World Championships is taking place on U.S. soil and viewers can expect to see an extravaganza of talent as the best and brightest stars from all over the world gather to compete.

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See below for just a few of the top U.S. names competing at the 2022 Track and Field World Championships as well as a list of the featured events for each day.

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U.S. Stars to watch at the 2022 Track and Field World Championships:

Christian Coleman (26, Atlanta, Georgia) – Men’s 100m: The defending 100m world champion returns to the action after serving an 18-month suspension–which included the Tokyo Olympics–for “whereabouts failures,” or missed drug tests (Coleman has never tested positive for a banned substance).

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Noah Lyles (24, Alexandria, Virginia) – Men’s 200m: Noah Lyles heads to Eugene, Oregon with a Worlds Wild Card where he will attempt to defend his 200m world title. The Japanese Anime enthusiast made his Olympic debut in Tokyo where he took home the bronze medal in the 200m behind Canadian Andre De Grasse and American Kenny Bednarek.

Dalilah Muhammad (32, Queens, New York) – Women’s 400m Hurdles: Three-time Olympic medalist (two gold, one silver) Dalilah Muhammad is not only the reigning world champion but she is one of two athletes to ever run the women’s 400m hurdles in under 52 seconds. The Queens native and former USC All-American won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics and also won gold in the 4x400m relay, running the third leg.

Sydney McLaughlin (22, Dunellen, New Jersey) – Women’s 400m Hurdles: After taking the gold medal and setting a world record of 51.46 in the Tokyo Olympic final, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin (400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay) will attempt to add an individual world title to her impressive resume. The former Kentucky wildcat and new husband Andre Levrone Jr., a former wide receiver, celebrated nuptials on May 6th in Virginia.

Grant Holloway (24, Chesapeake, Virginia) – Men’s 110m Hurdles: Grant Holloway looks to defend his 2019 world title and become the first repeat world champion in this event since American Allen Johnson (2001/2003). Holloway was the gold medal favorite at the Tokyo Olympics and finished second behind Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment.

Devon Allen (27, Phoenix, Arizona) – Men’s 110m Hurdles: Former Oregon Duck Devon Allen is hoping to win his first world title after finishing 4th at the Tokyo Olympics and 7th at the 2019 Worlds. In June, Allen ran 12.84 for the win in the 110m hurdles at the NYC Grand Prix, making him the third-fastest man all-time in the event. In addition to track, Allen played wide receiver at Oregon, and in April, he signed a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles and plans to balance the two sports this summer.

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Allyson Felix (36, Los Angeles, California) – Women’s 400m, 4x400m Relay: After making her fifth Olympic appearance in Tokyo (and first as a mom), Allyson Felix announced in April that this will be her final season. The 11-time Olympic medalist is the most decorated woman and American athlete in Olympic track and field history. With 13 world championship titles, Felix already has the most world titles by any track and field athlete, man or woman, and now looks to earn another, likely competing in the women’s 4x400m relay.

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DeAnna Price (29, Troy, Missouri) – Women’s Hammer Throw: Two-time Olympian DeAnna Price returns to the world stage to defend her title in the women’s hammer throw. In 2019, she became the first American to win a global title (or world medal of any kind) in the event. Price, who had been dealing with a painful bone bruise throughout Trials and the Games, finished 8th at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ryan Crouser (29, Boring, Oregon) – Men’s Shot Put: Two-time reigning Olympic shot put gold medalist Ryan Crouser currently owns the indoor and outdoor world record in this event and looks to take the world title after finishing second at the 2019 World Championships, just one centimeter behind Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pennsylvania).

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How to watch the 2022 Track and Field World Championships:

  • When: Friday, July 15-Sunday, July 24
  • Where: Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon
  • Watch: NBC and Peacock

2022 Track and Field World Championship Featured Events:

Friday, July 15 – Day 1

  • Men’s 100m Preliminary Rounds and Heats
  • Men’s Shot Put Qualifying 
  • Mixed 4x400m Relay Heats and Final

Saturday, July 16th – Day 2

  • Women’s 10,000m
  • Men’s 110m Hurdle Heats
  • Men’s 400m Hurdle Heats 
  • Women’s 100m Heats
  • Women’s Shot Put Final
  • Men’s 100m Final

Sunday, July 17th – Day 3

  • Women’s Hammer Final
  • Men’s 10,000m 
  • Men’s Marathon
  • Men’s Shot Put Final
  • Men’s 110m Hurdles Semifinals and Final
  • Women’s Pole Vault Final
  • Women’s 100m Semifinals and Final

Monday, July 18th – Day 4

  • Women’s Marathon
  • Men’s 200m Heats
  • Men’s High Jump Final
  • Women’s 200m Heats
  • Women’s Triple Jump Final
  • Heptathlon
  • Men’s Steeplechase Final
  • Women’s 1500m Final

Tuesday, July 19 – Day 5

  • Women’s 400m Hurdles Heats
  • Women’s High Jump Final
  • Women’s 200m Semifinals
  • Men’s 200m Semifinals
  • Men’s 1500m Final

Wednesday, July 20 – Day 6

  • Women’s 5000m Heats
  • Men’s 800m Heats
  • Women’s 400m Hurdles Semifinals
  • Women’s Discus Final
  • Women’s 400m Semifinals
  • Women’s Steeplechase Final

Thursday, July 21 – Day 7

  • Women’s 800m Heats
  • Men’s Triple Jump Qualification
  • Men’s 800m Semifinals
  • Women’s 200m Final
  • Men’s 200m Final

Friday, July 22 – Day 8

  • Men’s Pole Vault Qualification
  • Women’s 4x100m Relay Heats
  • Men’s 4x100m Relay Heats
  • Women’s 800m Semifinals
  • Women’s 400m Final
  • Men’s 400m Final
  • Women’s 400m Hurdles Final

Saturday, July 23 – Day 9

  • Women’s 4x400m Relay Heats
  • Men’s 4x400m Relay Heats
  • Men’s Triple Jump Final
  • Men’s 800m Final
  • Women’s 5000m Final
  • Women’s 4x100m Relay Final
  • Men’s 4x100m Relay Final

Sunday, July 24 – Day 10

  • Women’s 100m Hurdles Semifinals and Final
  • Men’s Pole Vault Final
  • Women’s 800m Final
  • Decathlon
  • Men’s 4x400m Relay
  • Women’s 4x400m Relay

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Noah Lyles runs personal best and is coming for Usain Bolt’s world record


Noah Lyles ran a personal-best time in the 60m on Saturday, then reaffirmed record-breaking intentions for the 100m and, especially, the 200m, where Usain Bolt holds the fastest times in history.

Lyles, the world 200m champion, won the 60m sprint in 6.51 seconds at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, clipping Trayvon Bromell by two thousandths in his first top-level meet of the year. Bromell, the world 100m bronze medalist, is a past world indoor 60m champion and has a better start than Lyles, which is crucial in a six-second race.

But on Saturday, Lyles ran down Bromell and shaved four hundredths off his personal best. It bodes well for Lyles’ prospects come the spring and summer outdoor season in his better distances — the 100m and 200m.

“This is the moment I’ve been working, like, seven years for,” he said. “We’re not just coming for the 200m world record. We’re coming for all the world records.”

Last July, Lyles broke Michael Johnson‘s 26-year-old American record in the 200m, winning the world title in 19.31 seconds. Only Bolt (19.19) and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake (19.26) have run faster.

Lyles has since spoken openly about targeting Bolt’s world record from 2009.

How does an indoor 60m time play into that? Well, Lyles said that his success last year sprung from a strong indoor season, when he lowered his personal best in the 60m from 6.57 to 6.56 and then 6.55. He followed that by lowering his personal best in the 200m from 19.50 to 19.31.

He believes that slicing an even greater chunk off his 60m best on Saturday means special things are on the horizon come the major summer meets — the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in July (on the same Oregon track where he ran the American 200m record) and the world championships in Budapest in August.

After focusing on the 200m last year, Lyles plans to race both the 100m and the 200m this year. He has a bye into the 200m at world championships, so expect him to race the 100m at USATF Outdoors, where the top three are in line to join world champ Fred Kerley on the world team.

Lyles’ personal best in the 100m is 9.86, a tenth off the best times from Kerley, Bromell and 2019 World 100m champ Christian Coleman. Bolt is in his own tier at 9.58.

Also Saturday, Grant Holloway extended a near-nine-year, 50-plus-race win streak in the 60m hurdles, clocking 7.38 seconds, nine hundredths off his world record. Olympic teammate Daniel Roberts was second in 7.46. Trey Cunningham, who took silver behind Holloway in the 110m hurdles at last July’s world outdoor championships, was fifth in 7.67.

Aleia Hobbs won the women’s 60m in 7.02 seconds, one week after clocking a personal-best 6.98 to become the third-fastest American in history after Gail Devers and Marion Jones (both 6.95). Hobbs, 26, placed sixth in the 100m at last July’s world championships.

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, the Olympic and world 400m hurdles champion competing for the first time since August, and Jamaican Shericka Jackson, the world 200m champion, were ninth and 10th in the 60m heats, just missing the eight-woman final.

In the women’s pole vault, Bridget Williams, seventh at last year’s USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, upset the last two Olympic champions — American Katie Moon and Greek Katerina Stefanidi. Williams won with a 4.63-meter clearance (and then cleared 4.71 and a personal-best 4.77). Stefanidi missed three attempts at 4.63, while Moon went out at 4.55.

The indoor track and field season continues with the Millrose Games in New York City next Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC, NBCSports.com/live, the NBC Sports app and Peacock.

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Birk Irving, last man on Olympic team, extends breakout season with Mammoth win


One year ago, Birk Irving was the last man to make the four-man U.S. Olympic ski halfpipe team. Since, he continued to climb the ranks in arguably the nation’s strongest discipline across skiing and snowboarding.

Irving earned his second World Cup win this season, taking the U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, California, on Friday.

Irving posted a 94-point final run, edging Canadian Brendan Mackay by one point. David Wise, the two-time Olympic champion who won his fifth X Games Aspen title last Sunday, was third.

A tribute was held to 2015 World champion Kyle Smaine, a U.S. halfpipe skier who died in an avalanche in Japan last Sunday.

“We’re all skiing the best we have because we’re all skiing with Kyle in our hearts,” Irving said, according to U.S. Ski and Snowboard. “We’re skiing for him, and we know he’s looking down on us. We miss you Kyle. We love you. Thank you for keeping us safe in the pipe today.”

Irving also won the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colorado, on Dec. 17. Plus, the 23-year-old from Colorado had his best career X Games Aspen finish last Sunday, taking second.

The next major event is the world championships in Georgia (the country, not the state) in early March. Irving was third at the last worlds in 2021, then fifth at the Olympics last February.

The U.S. has been the strongest nation in men’s ski halfpipe since it debuted at the Olympics in 2014. Wise won the first two gold medals. Alex Ferreira won silver and bronze at the last two Olympics. Aaron Blunck is a world champion and X Games champion.

Irving is younger than all of them and has beaten all of them at multiple competitions this season.

New Zealand’s Nico Porteous, the reigning Olympic gold medalist, hasn’t competed since the Games after undergoing offseason knee surgery.

In snowboarding events at Mammoth, Americans Julia Marino and Lyon Farrell earned slopestyle wins by posting the top qualification scores. The finals were canceled due to wind.

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