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Track and Field World Championships Day 5 Thread

After a slow morning of heats and qualification rounds, the afternoon should heat up with finals in the women's 400m hurdles and steeplechase as well as in the men's 400m.

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After a short, but compact, day of action on Day 4 in Beijing, Day 5 will be a normal "full" day with both morning and afternoon sessions. The schedule will likely resemble the following to a shockingly high degree:

Morning Session
Time (EST) Event
9:30 PM W Hammer Qualification A
9:35 PM M 5000m Heats
10:00 PM M Triple Jump Qualification
10:25 PM W 800m Heats
10:55 PM W Hammer Qualification B
11:20 PM M 110m Hurdles Heats

Afternoon Session
Time (EST) Event
7:00 AM W Pole Vault Final
7:05 AM M Javelin Final
7:15 AM W 200m Heats
8:10 AM W 400m Hurdles Final
8:30 AM M 200m Semifinal
9:00 AM W 3000m Steeplechase Final
9:25 AM M 400m Final

The entirety of the morning session will be live on Universal Sports while coverage of the afternoon session will kick in around the time of the W 400m Hurdles final and carry through the rest of the afternoon.

The heats in the morning are hard to get terribly excited about. They'll be exciting of course because someone really good will run really poorly and not make it through to the final of their event, but there aren't any must-tune-in matchups on the docket.

The afternoon session is a different matter entirely. Can Shamier Little return to form after two questionable showings in the heats and semifinals of the 400m hurdles?

How will Bolt and Gatlin look in the 200m semifinal as we get closer to a rematch?

In the steeple, how good of shape is Habiba Ghribi actually in? Will she even allow us to find out? Can Emma Coburn sneak in for a medal?

Can Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt bounce back from disappointing seasons to medal in the 400m? Is there anyone in this field who you would be shocked to see on the podium? By a similar token, is there anyone you see as a guarantee to make the podium?