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

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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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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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