Starting with this weekend’s Prefontaine Classic, the best yearly track and field meet in the world will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
This Saturday, NBC Sports will broadcast the Diamond League competition live. You can tune in from 4 to 4:30 p.m. ET on CNBC, and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. ET on NBC, or watch online at NBCSports.com/live, the NBC Sports app, or Peacock.
15 individual Olympic Champion Competing
There will be 15 individual Olympic champions competing this year, all hoping to qualify for the USATF Outdoor Championships in June and the first ever global championships in July, all of which will be hosted in Hayward.
On Friday, USATF.TV will begin broadcasting events like the men’s and women’s 10,000-meter national championships, where qualifying times are at stake for the global championships. World records will then be attempted in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres for women and men, respectively.
Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica, who won both the 100 and 200 metre events at the last two Olympic Games, and who ran the second-fastest 100 metre dash in history at last year’s Pre Classic, just five hundredths of a second off Florence Griffith-world Joyner’s record, was one of the highlights.
Thompson-Herah may have another opportunity to break the record in the 100-meter event, which also features Sha’Carri Richardson, the winner of the United States Olympic Trials who was later banned for a positive drug test and so unable to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.
Pole vault (Swede Mondo Duplantis) and shot put (Adrian Stannard) men’s world records are also under jeopardy (American Ryan Crouser). Favorites for the world championships will likely be determined by the winners of various races, such as the women’s 100-meter hurdles and the 3000m steeplechase.
Check out these lists of entrants before the dawn of the classical era. The following is the timetable for the next activities (all timings are Eastern):
- 10 p.m. — Men’s Pole Vault
- 10:05 — Women’s High Jump
- 10:30 — Women’s 10,000m (U.S. Championships)
- 11:15 — Men’s 10,000m (U.S. Championships)
- 11:46 — Women’s Discus
- 11:55 — Women’s 2 Mile
- 12:12 a.m. — Women’s 5000m
- 12:35 — Men’s 5000m
- 3:29 p.m. — Men’s 1500m
- 3:33 — Women’s Long Jump
- 3:41 — Women’s Para 100m T63
- 3:49 — Men’s Para 400m T62
- 4:04 — Men’s 400m Hurdles
- 4:10 — Men’s 5000m
- 4:33 — Women’s 100m
- 4:43 — Women’s 100m Hurdles
- 4:49 — Women’s 1500m
- 5 — Men’s 400m
- 5:04 — Men’s Shot Put
- 5:06 — Women’s 800m
- 5:14 — Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
- 5:33 — Women’s 200m
- 5:39 — Men’s Mile
- 5:52 — Men’s 100m