WCH Oregon22 will be an unmissable global experience, and it will be taking place in the United States for the very first time. The best track and field athletes in the world will come together in a celebration of diversity, human potential, and athletic achievement. This extraordinary showcase will take center stage in the heart and home of the sport of track and field in the U.S.—in Oregon, in Eugene, in Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.
The newly reimagined Hayward Field will become the epicenter of local, national, and global communities in the summer of 2022. With sweeping architecture, bold colors, and a striking modern design, Hayward Field is a world-class theater tailormade for one purpose: experiencing and elevating the sport of track and field. This facility has athletes and fans at its very heart.
All the seating sections around the stadium hug tight to the outside lane of the track, offering the most intimate viewing experience ever at a World Championships. Every seat comes with a wow. With 16 in-stadium sessions, and event finals spanning all evening sessions as well as a number of morning sessions, you don’t want to miss a moment of the action!
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The world’s best athletes are at the very heart of this event. That’s why the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 competition schedule was designed to allow them to showcase the full range of their skills.
Athletes wishing to contest any of the traditional doubles— the 100m and 200m, 200m and 400m, 800m and 1500m, 1500m and 5000m, 5000m and 10,000m—will be able to do so, without having to contest more than one discipline on any given day. Other possible doubles include the long jump and triple jump, and the 20km and 35km race walks.
The 10-day schedule comprises 16 stadium sessions and six road events. The marathons and race walks will be non-ticketed.
The bulk of the show will take center stage at Hayward Field. Medals will be decided in all 10 of the evening sessions; a number of the six-morning sessions will include finals as well. Price categories are connected to the location of seating sections, and pricing bands differ depending on the event finals contested per session. You won’t want to miss a moment of the action inside the stadium, which is sure to be bursting with the constant energy of a passionate and cheering crowd. The eyes of the world will fall upon Oregon for the first-ever World Athletics Championships to be held in the United States of America.
We've put together some competition schedule highlights for you below.
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The Championships open with a world first as the Hammer Throw is showcased in the Hayward Field stadium bowl for the first time. This offers a chance for the fans to welcome defending World Champion, U.S. Record Holder, and currently the second-longest thrower of all time, DeAnna Price. Fans will get to see another defending World Champion from Team USA as the 4x400m mixed relay team opens the defense of their World Title in the semifinals. The worlds’ top 16 countries race off with just eight to qualify for the medal race later in the day.
Our first morning sessions include the men's and women’s 20km walks, back to back. Think a walk sounds easy? Think again! The women will be racing at six and a quarter minute mile pace, the men at five and half minute mile pace. That means the winning time for women will be around 1 hour 25 minutes, and 1 hour 18 minutes for the men’s world champion.
The opening evening session will introduce the world's fastest men in the 100-meter qualifiers, and the USA’s newest World Record Breaker, Ryan Crouser in the men's Shot Put.
The night will climax with the final of the 4x400 mixed relay, with the crowd expecting Team USA to send everyone home thrilled at having seen their heroes claim the first stadium Gold Medal of these Championships – and maybe witness a world record!
Two medals will be decided this morning - men’s Hammer and women’s 10,000 meters.
In the Hammer Throw, Team USA athletes will be up against the powerhouse of Europe, but our three 2021 Olympic throwers are all ranked in the world's top ten, giving the USA a great chance of being in the 2022 medal shakedown.
The women’s 10,000 meters have been dominated by athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia in recent years, along with Siffan Hassan of The Netherlands who will be leading the European Challenge. Oregon’s passion for running will ensure a sell-out crowd to raise the performance of the USA women as they face down this brutal global challenge over 25 laps of the Hayward Field track.
Three finals this evening, starting with the Women’s Shot Put. There will likely be a strong U.S. medal challenge with four throwers currently ranked in the world's top 10.
Next up is the men’s Long Jump, which could be the first half of one of track & field’s most unusual doubles from JuVaughn Harrison, the first US athlete to qualify for the Olympics on both long jump and high jump for 100 years. Team USA currently has 3 jumpers ranked in the World top 10.
This first Saturday of the Championships brings the ‘blue ribband’ event with all eyes on Hayward Field for the final of the men's 100 meters. Team USA is so strong in this event, with 8 of the World Top 10. Who will succeed defending champion Christian Coleman to keep the title of ‘World’s Fastest Man’?
With strong chances of seeing a US World Champion in all three of day two's evening finals, it could be a night of star-spangled celebration!
In the women’s Hammer Final, defending World Champion & US record holder DeAnna Price will be targeting both the Gold Medal and the World Record mark of 82.98 meters which has stood since 2016.
The men’s 10,000m will, as always, be high on drama, guts, and endurance. Team USA will be looking to bring home the world title in honor of Oregon and American track legend Steve Prefontaine, whose memory still lives so strong in Oregon, 47 years after his tragic early death.
This could be the first-ever 4 Gold Session for Team USA in the history of the World Championships, culminating in the showcase women’s 100-meter final.
Team USA boasts the current world number one and number three ranked women in Pole Vault so we can expect to see a home battle to be crowned World Champion.
In the men’s Shot Put, Team USA has both the defending World Champion from Doha 2019 Joe Kovacs & the current World Record holder Ryan Crouser in what’s looks like another USA head-to-head for the World Title.
Team USA has long dominated the men’s 110-meter hurdles and Grant Holloway has the current world number one and the second-fastest man in history.
The evening ends with the glamour event of women’s 100m final, pitting USA’s rising crop of new superstars against the established queen of global sprinting and four-time defending World Champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica.
A morning celebrating women in track and field! All 3 morning sessions will be women's events including the women's marathon, heptathlon long jump, and heptathlon javelin throw.
The celebration of female sporting excellence continues into the evening as the all-around queen of track & field will be crowned with the final event of the heptathlon, the 800m. Team USA currently has 3 heptathletes ranked in the World top 10. Can the roar of the crowds at Hayward Field lift one of them to topple the peerless favorites, Naffi Thiam of Belgium and Katerina Johnson-Thompson of Great Britain?
On then to the track, the women's 1500 meters where the global competition in this race is ferocious. Who will take the podium in this final?
Team USA will be looking for medals in all four finals and a haul of the Golds is possible with Team USA boasting world leaders in all four finals.
The USA women’s charge will most likely be led by defending bronze medalist Vashti Cunningham who, if she maintains her 2021 form, will enter the High Jump among the top 3 jumpers in the world.
Global fans attention will be focussed on the start of qualifying in two women’s events. First up is women’s 400m Hurdles. In this event, Team USA will have the defending champion and second fastest ever Delilah Mohammed beginning her qualifying campaign alongside perhaps the brightest new star of the sport, the new world record holder 21-year-old superstar Sydney McLaughlin – a world record set this summer right here at Hayward Field during the USA Olympic Trials.
Before the crowd can draw breath the show moves on to the 200m qualifying, led by the current world leader and second fastest on the all-time list. The U.S. currently has five of the world top 10 performers so a multi-medal result is on the cards.
The men's 200m qualifying will be another fascinating series of rounds – might this be the global breakthrough for 19-year-old wonder kid, Erriyon Knighton who took the great Usain Bolt’s under 20 world record here at Hayward Field in the Olympic Trials? With the USA boasting an astonishing 8 of the current world top 10 performances, all 3 selected athletes will be expected to progress to the final.
The evening finishes with two mouthwatering men’s finals in the 1500m and the 400m Hurdles, both could bring a clash for the ages. The men’s 1500m could be a U.S. domestic battle between men of Oregon as the 2016 Olympic Champion Matthew Centrovitz looks to defeat not only the best of the rest of the world but his US teammates.
The session culminates in what will be one of the most hotly anticipated races of the Championships. The 400m hurdles currently has three of the four fastest men ever all running at the same time. If all three make the final tonight, those lucky enough to have a ticket could see history being rewritten!
Events move to the semi-final stage tonight, with no room for error as the fields get cut to just the 8 finalists in women’s 5000m, men’s 800m, women’s 400m, and both the men's and women’s 400m.
It's the women’s turn to take center stage again in the evening two finals, with Team USA likely to field the current world number one Discus Thrower Valarie Allman and a very strong group of Steeplechasers.
Reigning World Champion Christian Taylor will be looking to make his return from injury in the heats of the Triple Jump. Few who have followed the career of one of Team USA's most successful athletes would bet against him marking the tenth anniversary of his London Olympic triumph with more success in Oregon. But first, he has to get through this tough qualifying round against hungry young contenders from around the globe.
This ‘Thursday Thriller’ is really all about the sprinters with the final of both the men's and women's 200m. U.S. athletes will hope to secure double Gold in this global burn-up. During the medal ceremonies, the crowd will be treated to a very special celebration marking USA’s storied history in this particular event – something you will not want to miss!
The day starts early with the first-ever staging of the women's 35-kilometer walk.
The evening session is, once again, all about events that Team USA has dominated in recent Worlds and Olympics.
We have the semi-final of both men's and women's 4x100 meter sprint relay – nerves will be jangling with the USA favorites for Gold in both races but only ever a baton exchange mistake away from elimination.
Team USA has genuine Gold medal chances in both the men's and women's 400-meter, with 6 of the world's top 10 ranked men and 4 of the top 10 women. The crowd will be hoping for an emotional World Title for the legendary Alyson Felix in the women’s race, while the depth of talent in the men’s event, led by Michael Norman, continues to threaten the world record – might it be broken here?
Expect a monumental battle in the concluding race of the evening, the women's 400-meter hurdles where USA athletes hold the two fastest times ever. If both qualify, this race looks set to be one of the defining moments of this Championships. The race between Delilah Mohammed and Sydney McLaughlin which has seen them swap world records this year will only deepen over the next 12 months and this final could be one of the greatest races ever seen on US soil.
The morning is all about the guys – a session dedicated to the Decathletes, where the winner is decided by performances across no less than 10 different events – sprints, long distances, hurdles, jumps & throws. The winners here can lay a genuine claim to being the best athlete in the world.
Can Team USA rediscover its recent world record and medal-winning history, embodied by Oregon’s own Ashton Eaton and Dan O’Brian? With 5 USA decathletes currently ranked in the world top 10, the chances are good – but they will need a passionate home crowd to drive them to new heights during this vital first day of action
The medals will rain down with no fewer than 6 world titles to be won.
The climax of the session is the Men’s and Women's 4x100 meter relay - high octane top speed jeopardy that will enthrall, and that could produce a double Gold celebration for Team USA at the end of the evening.
Be up early to watch the first-ever staging of the men's 35-kilometer walk. At Hayward Field watch session 3 of the Decathlon. The hot favorite is likely to be defending Champion and World record holder Kevin Mayer of France as 16 incredible multi-talented men chase the honor of being crowned the greatest athlete in the world.
On the final day we will be treated to a whopping 8 finals, all with strong US medal favorites, led by their dominant women 100-meter hurdlers and their defending World Champion, Nia Ali.
The final event of this Championships is one to savor - the men's and women's 4x400 meter relay and it’s a very real possibility of two US Gold medals and maybe even two USA World Records!
The final evening of the Championships will end with the crowning of the Champions of the Worlds 2022.
Are you ready to feel the glory?
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A wide variety of hotel and accommodation options are available in the greater Eugene/Springfield area with flexible rates and quality. Most options are within a 10–15 minute commute of the venue and several are accessible by walking or public transportation. Accommodation options are also available within a 60-minute commute radius along the I-5 and coastal corridors. Further afield, the metropolitan areas of Salem and Portland provide additional opportunities for accommodations. The competition schedule has been designed to enable people to base themselves up to 90 minutes away to benefit from a wider choice of hotels. As the event draws near, Travel Lane County, the local tourism bureau, will offer an online, real-time accommodation platform.
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