World Championships Schedule and Preview

The World Championships stretch for 10 days from September 27th to October 6th in Doha, Qatar. We have 10 athletes competing across 8 events. See below for the detailed schedule (all times are Pacific).

Note: for “Where to Watch” we have included the channels on which there is scheduled to be live coverage. There will also be tape delays on certain days. You can see the full TV schedule here. In addition to TV, all action can be viewed live or on demand with the NBC Sports Gold track and field package.

Friday, September 27th

9:00am PT: Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase, Prelim

Courtney and Colleen look to qualify for Monday’s final. Courtney is defending her historic Silver medal from 2017, while Colleen would like to avenge a disqualification in the prelims from that year when she just barely stepped on the inside line.

Where to Watch: NBCSN or NBC Sports Gold

9:55am PT: Men’s 5,000m, Prelim

Moh and Marc head up the international contingent for BTC in this prelim. Fresh off a second place at the British Trials, Marc is looking to make his first World Championship final. Moh has made the final at three consecutive World or Olympic Championships.

Where to Watch: NBCSN or NBC Sports Gold

1:59pm PT: Women’s Marathon

Carrie competing in the 2018 Payton Jordan 10,000m where she ran under 32 minutes for the first time.

Carrie competing in the 2018 Payton Jordan 10,000m where she ran under 32 minutes for the first time.

At 36, Carrie makes her first ever appearance at the World Championships. The BTC Elite athlete, Nike shoe designer, and mother of two has been taking more time off than usual from work and family duties to prepare for this opportunity. The marathon is the one event that can’t take place in the air conditioned stadium in Doha. The race will be at night, but it still projects to be 90 degrees. In a marathon, tough conditions mean anything could happen!

Where to Watch: Olympic Channel or NBC Sports Gold


Saturday, September 28th

11:10am PT: Women’s 10,000m, Final

Marielle competes at her second World Championships in a stacked field. Earlier this year she set a personal best at the 5,000m, but was disappointed with her lone 10,000m race at the US Championships. We think she’s primed to put it together at the longer distance.

Where to Watch: Olympic Channel coverage lasts until 11:30 and then the action switches over to NBC. You can always stream online at NBC Sports Gold.

Monday, September 30th

11:20am PT: Men’s 5,000m, Final

We know Moh is in great shape, but one question remains: will the headband make an appearance in Doha?

We know Moh is in great shape, but one question remains: will the headband make an appearance in Doha?

Moh has finished 12th, 4th, and 6th in his previous three global championships in the 5,000m. This year he became the first Canadian under 13 minutes. Can he make the jump to the podium? Marc battled through a spring injury to make his second World Championships team. How high can he finish with a little bit of experience under his belt?

Where to Watch: Olympic Channel or NBC Sports Gold


11:50am PT: Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase, Final

Courtney shocked the world with her finish in 2017, everyone will see her coming this time. Colleen has struggled with injury the past month. She’s as tough as they come and will need to be to face this challenge.

Where to Watch: Olympic Channel or NBC Sports Gold

Courtney even surprised herself at the 2017 World Championships.

Courtney even surprised herself at the 2017 World Championships.

Wednesday, October 2nd

7:35am PT: Women’s 1,500m, Heats

The first of hopefully three races for Shelby. The name of the game: survive and advance.

Where to Watch: NBCSN or NBC Sports Gold

8:25am PT: Women’s 5,000m, Prelim

Karissa takes to the track in her first ever World Championships with one goal: make the final.

Where to Watch: NBCSN or NBC Sports Gold


Thursday, October 3rd

12:00pm PT: Men’s 1,500m, Heats

The first of the three rounds for Matt, the master tactician. Coming off a 13:00 5,000m personal best, he’s definitely strong enough to handle the extra rounds at Worlds.

Where to Watch: NBCSN or NBC Sports Gold

1:00pm PT: Women’s 1,500m, Semi-final

The road gets a little rockier for Shelby. The 1,500m semi-finals are always tense and exciting qualifying races. This is her first World Championship appearance in the 1,500m and her tactics and kick will be tested in this round.

Where to Watch: NBCSN or NBC Sports Gold

Friday, October 4th

10:10am PT: Men’s 1,500m, Semi-final

Even the Olympic Champion has to sweat the Semi-final at this level.

Where to Watch: Olympic Channel or NBC Sports Gold


Saturday, October 5th

10:55am PT: Women’s 1,500m, Final

Shelby winning the 2018 Prefontaine Classic her first sub-4 performance.

Shelby winning the 2018 Prefontaine Classic her first sub-4 performance.

At the last World Championships Shelby was still a 5,000m. Since then she’s won two Diamond League 1,500m’s and broken 4:00 three times. We can’t wait to see her in what will hopefully be her first 1,500m final. Don’t miss this one!

Where to Watch: Olympic Channel or NBC Sports Gold

11:25am PT: Women’s 5,000m, Final

The pace in Women’s 5,000m finals are often brutal and unforgiving. We saw Karissa handle conditions like that really well at the Prefontaine Classic. We hope to see that again!

Where to Watch: NBC or NBC Sports Gold


Sunday, October 6th


9:40am PT: Men’s 1,500m, Final

The men’s 1,500m is often chaotic and unpredictable. It’s become straightforward in the past two years as Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot has taken to making the pace hard. We know Centro can excel in a sit and kick affair and, as a 13:00 5,000m man, he’s got the strength for the long run for home. No excuse for missing this one: Sunday football doesn’t even start until 10!

Where to Watch: NBC or NBC Sports Gold

10:00am PT: Men’s 10,000m, Final

Lopez dominated the USATF 10,000m in July.

Lopez dominated the USATF 10,000m in July.

They say good things come to those who wait. We hope that’s true because Lopez is going to have to do a lot of waiting for his chance to shine in these Championships. After winning the 10,000m and the 5,000m at the US Championships and running 13:00 for 5,000m, it’s safe to say he’s in the best shape of his life. The pace in these races is often run close to 27:00, which will be a huge test. Moh already passed that test in London in 2017, when he ran the Canadian Record of 27:01. Hopefully the BTC boys can work together to handle the storm!

Where to Watch: NBC or NBC Sports Gold