World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 schedule: Day by day timings and events to watch

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The majority of the action will take place at the Khalifa International Stadium - Getty Images AsiaPac
The majority of the action will take place at the Khalifa International Stadium - Getty Images AsiaPac

The 2019 World Athletics Championships take place in Doha from Friday September 27 until Saturday October 5 with athletes from across the globe competing for top honours. 

Below is a day by day schedule for the 17th edition of the Championships along with an event to watch each day.

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Day 1 - Sep 27

14.30 Men’s long jump qualifying

14.35 Men’s 100m preliminaries

14.40 Women’s hammer qualifying A

15.10 Womens’ 800m heats

15.30 Women’s pole vault qualifying

16.05 Men’s 100m heats

16.10 Women’s hammer qualifying B

16.40 Women’s high jump qualifying

17.00 Women’s 3,000m steeplechase heats

17.25 Men’s triple jump qualifying

17.55 Men’s 5,000m heats

18.30 Men’s 400m hurdles heats

21.59 Women’s marathon

Event to watch: Women's high jump qualifying

Few athletes competing in Doha will be as short-priced a favourite as Mariya Lasitskene. The Russian, who has been unable to represent her country since their ban in 2015, has lost just four times in four years and sits comfortably atop the global rankings. The main question is not whether she will win, but whether she can edge closer to the world record.

Day 2 - Sep 28

14.15 Men’s discus qualifying

14.30 Women’s 100m heats

15.05 Men’s 800m heats

15.30 Men’s pole vault qualifying

15.45 Men’s discus qualifying

16.05 Men’s 400m hurdles semi-finals

16.45 Men’s 100m semi-finals

17.15 Women’s 800m semi-finals

17.25 Women’s hammer final

18.00 Mixed 4x400m relay heats

18.40 Men’s long jump final

19.10 Women’s 10,000m final

20.15 Men’s 100m final

21.30 Men’s 50km race walk final

21.30 Women’s 50km race walk final

Event to watch: Men’s 100m final

For a while it looked as though reigning champion Justin Gatlin would be favourite to successfully defend his world title aged 37, but his fellow American Christian Coleman’s return after anti-doping proceedings against him were dropped means he is undoubtedly the man to beat. A fairly lean year worldwide means minor medals look wide open.

<span>Who will be crowned the latest 100m world champion?</span> <span>Credit: REUTERS </span>
Who will be crowned the latest 100m world champion? Credit: REUTERS

Day 3 - Sep 29

18.05 Men’s 200m heats

18.40 Women’s pole vault final

19.20 Women’s 100m semi-finals

19.45 Men’s triple jump final

19.55 Men’s 800m semi-finals

20.35 Mixed 4x400m relay final

21.20 Women’s 100m final

21.30 Women’s 20km race walk final

Event to watch: Women's pole vault final

Despite winning European bronze last summer, Britain’s Holly Bradshaw found herself without a kit sponsor last winter as the money men appeared to lose faith in her abilities. A medal of any colour would prove them wrong, although Greek Olympic, world and European champion Katerina Stefanidi is the woman to beat.

Day 4 - Sep 30

14.30 Women’s javelin qualifying A

15.05 Women’s 200m heats

16.00 Women’s javelin qualifying B

16.20 Women’s 400m heats

18.05 Men’s 110m hurdles heats

18.30 Women’s high jump final

18.50 Men’s 200m semi-finals

19.20 Men’s 5,000m final

19.25 Men’s discus final

19.50 Women’s 3,000m steeplechase final

20.10 Women’s 800m final

20.40 Men’s 400m hurdles final

Event to watch: Men's 400m hurdles final 

The Diamond League final in Zurich last month produced one of the greatest men’s 400m hurdles races of all time with Norway’s Karsten Warholm pipping American Rai Benjamin by just 0.06 seconds to move second on the all-time list. Throw in Qatari home favourite Abderrahman Samba and this could be a classic.

<span>Karsten Warholm is one of the favourites for the 400m hurdles</span> <span>Credit: REX </span>
Karsten Warholm is one of the favourites for the 400m hurdles Credit: REX

Day 5 - Oct 1

14.30 Men’s hammer qualifying A

14.35 Men’s 400m heats

14.50 Men’s high jump qualifying

15.30 Women’s 400m hurdles heats

16.00 Men’s hammer qualifying B

16.15 Men’s 3,000m steeplechase heats

18.05 Men’s pole vault final

18.50 Women’s 400m semi-finals

19.20 Women’s javelin final

19.35 Women’s 200m semi-finals

20.10 Men’s 800m final

20.40 Men’s 200m final

Event to watch: Men’s 200m final

If athletics is still looking for the man to replace Usain Bolt as the global superstar at its helm, Noah Lyles stands a fine chance of filling the void. The American has broken 19.80 seconds an amazing five times this year and his personal best 19.50sec put him fourth all time. No one should come close to beating him and it will be fascinating to see how fast he can go.

Day 6 - Oct 2

14.35 Decathlon, 100m

14.45 Women’s shot put qualifying

15.05 Heptathlon, 100m hurdles 

15.30 Decathlon, long jump

15.35 Women’s 1500m heats

16.00 Women’s discus qualifying A

16.15 Heptathlon, high jump

16.25 Women’s 5000m heats

16.50 Decathlon, shot put

17.25 Women’s discus qualifying B

18.05 Men’s 110m hurdles, semi-finals

18.30 Heptathlon, shot put

18.35 Men’s 400m semi-finals

18.40 Decathlon, high jump

19.05 Women’s 400m hurdles semi-finals

19.40 Men’s hammer final

19.50 Heptathlon, 200m 

20.35 Women’s 200m final

20.55 Men’s 110m hurdles final

21.15 Decathlon, 400m

Event to watch: Women's 200m final

The absence of Shaunae Miller-Uibo - who is unbeaten in two years - due to a timing clash is a massive shame, but it presents a huge opportunity for Dina Asher-Smith to win gold for Britain. The Diamond League champion’s main competition is from Jamaica’s Olympic champion Elaine Thompson. Whoever wins that battle is likely to claim gold.

<span>All eyes will be on Britain's Dina Asher-Smith to see what she can achieve in Doha</span> <span>Credit: GETTY IMAGES </span>
All eyes will be on Britain's Dina Asher-Smith to see what she can achieve in Doha Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Day 7 - Oct 3

14.35 Decathlon, 110m hurdles

14.40 Women’s triple jump qualifying

15.30 Decathlon, discus group A

16.15 Heptathlon, long jump

16.35 Decathlon, discus group B

17.05 Decathlon, pole vault group A

17.20 Men’s shot put, qualifying A

18.05 Decathlon, pole vault group B

18.10 Heptathlon, javelin

18.40 Men’s shot put, qualifying B

20.00 Men’s 1500m heats

20.05 Decathlon, javelin group A

20.35 Women’s shot put final

21.00 Women’s 1500m semi-finals

21.10 Decathlon, javelin group B

21.50 Women’s 400m final

22.05 Heptathlon, 800m

22.25 Decathlon, 1500m

Event to watch: Women's 400m final

Having been denied the chance to complete a 200/400m double due to a scheduling clash, Bahamian Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo will be desperate to win gold here. She is the fastest woman in the world, this year but faces tricky competition from Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser.

Day 8 - Oct 4

18.10 Men’s 1500m semi-finals

18.15 Men’s high jump final

18.40 Women’s 4x100m relay heats

19.00 Women’s discus final

19.05 Men’s 4x100m relay heats

19.30 Women’s 400m hurdles final

19.45 Men’s 3,000m steeplechase

20.20 Men’s 400m final

21.30 Men’s 20km race walk final

Event to watch: Women's 400m hurdles final

This is expected to be a thrilling two-horse race. Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad broke the world record at the American trials in July, where she beat Sydney McLaughlin into second place. McLaughlin, who has only just turned 20, then got the better of Muhammad at the Diamond League final. Who triumphs here?

Day 9 - Oct 5

14.30 Men’s javelin qualifying A

15.15 Women’s 100m hurdles heats

15.50 Women’s long jump qualifying

16.00 Men’s javelin qualifying B

17.55 Women’s 4x400m relay heats

18.05 Men’s shot put final

18.25 Men’s 4x400m heats

18.35 Women’s triple jump final

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