As we enter Day Seven, the end of the nine-day World Championships is in sight. If you've been trying to follow the meet closely, you are probably starting to feel the effects of the grind. Next week, our employers will be happy that we aren't streaming track at the office and showing up exhausted because we were up late watching track. Global productivity will marginally increase on Monday.
But before then, we still have three days littered with excitement. The morning session is heavy on the Decathlon and Race Walk, which, honestly, aren't really my thing. I'll pay attention to the decathlon because Ashton Eaton but if you need to take a session off to refresh for the final push, this might be your time.
Coverage of the entire session will be available live through Universal Sports.
|8:30 PM||Women's 20km Race Walk Final|
|9:00 PM||Decathlon 100m|
|9:45 PM||Men's High Jump Qualification|
|10:05 PM||Decathlon Long Jump|
|11:55 PM||Decathlon Shot Put|
The afternoon is more up my alley. There'll still be some decathlon so we can all catch up on what's been going on and send out some tweets of admiration for Ashton Eaton. Most importantly, there will be the semifinal and final of the women's 100m hurdles. The Americans looked fantastic in the preliminary rounds, but The Jamaican Williamses and Tiffany Porter will try to break up that party.
The women's 200m final is less of an American party, as Dafne Schippers has to be the favorite coming in after her silver medal performance in the 100m and strong performance in the preliminary rounds. World Leader Candyce McGrone hasn't looked as sharp as Americans would like so far, but she should be in the mix as well.
In the men's 110m hurdles, David Oliver and Omar Mcleod have done well throughout the trial heats and should be considered the favorites. The last spot on the podium appears to be open for the taking.
The afternoon session also features the semifinal of the men's 1500m. I mentioned before the prelims that this event was so strong this year that every round would feel meaningful. That continues in this afternoon session. Will we get the tactical races we saw on the morning of day 6 or will Kiprop and Makhloufi attempt to make a statement in the semifinals? There are more runners who belong in a World Championship finals than will actually fit in the final. Who will get left behind?
Universal Sports coverage will begin at 7:30 am EST, or, right in the middle of the women's 100m hurdles semifinal. Gotta love American coverage of Track and Field.
|4:15 AM||Decathlon High Jump|
|7:00 AM||Women's Javelin Qualification A|
|7:25 AM||Women's 100m Hurdles Semifinal|
|7:50 AM||Women's Long Jump Final|
|7:55 AM||Men's 1500m Semifinal|
|8:20 AM||Decathlon 400m|
|8:25 AM||Women's Javelin Qualification B|
|9:00 AM||Women's 200m Final|
|9:20 AM||Men's 110m Hurdles Final|
|9:35 AM||Women's 100m Hurdles Final|
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