2019 World Championships Timetable

Doha’s “climate-controlled” Khalifa Stadium will be the site of the World Championships. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI/IMAGE OF SPORT)

DOHA, QATAR, September 27-October 10—World Championships XVII will be entirely a late-afternoon/evening meet. For the first time ever at a WC there will be no morning sessions (although the road events will all begin midnight-ish). Such are the necessities of scheduling in a desert climate where daytime high temps will likely threaten triple digits (40C). A unique air conditioning system, it is said, will keep things inside the stadium at an acceptable level for competitors and spectators.

In our timetable, the start time is local. The differential to North American sites is 10 hours for Pacific, 9 hours for Mountain, 8 hours for Central and 7 hours for Eastern. Men’s finals are coded in blue, the women’s in red. A quickie guide to finals-only is listed at the end. The timetable:

DAY 1—FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
16:30 Men’s Long Jump qualifying
16:35 Men’s 100 run-in round
16:40 Women’s Hammer qualifying A
17:10 Women’s 800 heats
17:30 Women’s Pole Vault qualifying
18:05 Men’s 100 heats
18:10 Women’s Hammer qualifying B
18:40 Women’s High Jump qualifying
19:00 Women’s Steeple heats
19:25 Men’s Triple Jump qualifying
19:55 Men’s 5000 heats
20:30 Men’s 400 Hurdles heats
23:59 Women’s Marathon FINAL
DAY 2—SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
16:15 Men’s Discus qualifying A
16:30 Women’s 100 heats
17:05 Men’s 800 heats
17:30 Men’s Pole Vault qualifying
17:45 Men’s Discus qualifying B
18:05 Men’s 400 Hurdles semis
18:45 Men’s 100 semis
19:15 Women’s 800 semis
19:25 Women’s Hammer FINAL
20:00 Mixed-sex 4 x 400 heats
20:40 Men’s Long Jump FINAL
21:10 Women’s 10,000 FINAL
22:15 Men’s 100 FINAL
23:30 Men’s 50K Walk FINAL
23:30 Women’s 50K Walk FINAL
DAY 3—Sunday, September 29
20:05 Men’s 200 heats
20:40 Women’s Pole Vault FINAL
21:20 Women’s 100 semis
21:45 Men’s Triple Jump FINAL
21:55 Men’s 800 semis
22:35 Mixed-sex 4 x 400 FINAL
23:20 Women’s 100 FINAL
23:30 Women’s 20K Walk FINAL
DAY 4—Monday, September 30
16:30 Women’s Javelin qualifying A
17:05 Women’s 200 heats
18:00 Women’s Javelin qualifying B
18:20 Women’s 400 heats
20:05 Men’s 110 Hurdles heats
20:30 Women’s High Jump FINAL
20:50 Men’s 200 semis
21:20 Men’s 5000 FINAL
21:25 Men’s Discus FINAL
21:50 Women’s Steeple FINAL
22:10 Women’s 800 FINAL
22:40 Men’s 400 Hurdles FINAL
DAY 5—Tuesday, October 01
16:30 Men’s Hammer qualifying A
16:35 Men’s 400 heats
16:50 Men’s High Jump qualifying
17:30 Women’s 400 Hurdles heats
18:00 Men’s Hammer qualifying B
18:15 Men’s Steeple heats
20:05 Men’s Pole Vault FINAL
20:50 Women’s 400 semis
21:20 Women’s Javelin FINAL
21:35 Women’s 200 semis
22:10 Men’s 800 FINAL
22:40 Men’s 200 FINAL
DAY 6—Wednesday, October 02
16:35 Men’s Decathlon 100
16:45 Women’s Shot qualifying
17:05 Women’s Heptathlon 100 Hurdles
17:30 Men’s Decathlon Long Jump
17:35 Women’s 1500 heats
18:00 Women’s Discus qualifying A
18:15 Women’s Heptathlon High Jump
18:25 Women’s 5000 heats
18:50 Men’s Decathlon Shot
19:25 Women’s Discus qualifying B
20:05 Men’s 110 Hurdles semis
20:30 Women’s Heptathlon Shot
20:35 Men’s 400 semis
20:40 Men’s Decathlon High Jump
21:05 Women’s 400 Hurdles semis
21:40 Men’s Hammer FINAL
21:50 Women’s Heptathlon 200
22:35 Women’s 200 FINAL
22:55 Men’s 110 Hurdles FINAL
23:15 Men’s Decathlon 400
DAY 7—Thursday, October 03
16:35 Men’s Decathlon 110 Hurdles
16:40 Women’s Triple Jump qualifying
17:30 Men’s Decathlon Discus A
18:15 Women’s Heptathlon Long Jump
18:35 Men’s Decathlon Discus B
19:05 Men’s Decathlon Pole Vault A
19:20 Men’s Shot qualifying A
20:05 Men’s Decathlon Pole Vault B
20:10 Women’s Heptathlon Javelin
20:40 Men’s Shot qualifying B
22:00 Men’s 1500 heats
22:05 Men’s Decathlon Javelin A
22:35 Women’s Shot FINAL
23:00 Women’s 1500 semis
23:10 Men’s Decathlon Javelin B
23:50 Women’s 400 FINAL
00:05 Women’s Heptathlon 800 FINAL
00:15 Men’s Decathlon 1500 FINAL
DAY 8—Friday, October 04
20:10 Men’s 1500 semis
20:15 Men’s High Jump FINAL
20:40 Women’s 4 x 100 heats
21:00 Women’s Discus FINAL
21:05 Men’s 4 x 100 heats
21:30 Women’s 400 Hurdles FINAL
21:45 Men’s Steeple FINAL
22:20 Men’s 400 FINAL
23:30 Men’s 20K Walk FINAL
DAY 9, Saturday, October 05
16:30 Men’s Javelin qualifying A
17:15 Women’s 100 Hurdles heats
17:50 Women’s Long Jump qualifying
18:00 Men’s Javelin qualifying B
19:55 Women’s 4 x 400 heats
20:05 Men’s Shot FINAL
20:25 Men’s 4 x 400 heats
20:35 Women’s Triple Jump FINAL
20:55 Women’s 1500 FINAL
21:25 Women’s 5000 FINAL
22:05 Women’s 4 x 100 FINAL
22:15 Men’s 4 x 100 FINAL
23:59 Men’s Marathon FINAL
DAY 10—Sunday, October 06
19:05 Women’s 100 Hurdles semis
19:15 Women’s Long Jump FINAL
19:40 Men’s 1500 FINAL
19:55 Men’s Javelin FINAL
20:00 Men’s 10,000 FINAL
20:50 Women’s 100 Hurdles FINAL
21:15 Women’s 4 x 400 FINAL
21:30 Men’s 4 x 400 FINAL

QUICKIE GUIDE TO FINALS BY DAY

Here’s the distribution of which days will be staging which of the 49 finals (24 men, 24 women, 1 mixed-sex). The number in parentheses is the number of finals on that day.
Day 1 (1)
women’s Marathon
Day 2 (6)
men’s 100, 50K Walk, Long Jump; women’s 10,000, 50K Walk, Hammer
Day 3 (5)
men’s Triple Jump; women’s 100, 20K Walk, Pole Vault; mixed-sex 4 x 400
Day 4 (6)
men’s 5000, 400 Hurdles, Discus; women’s 800, Steeple, High Jump
Day 5 (4)
men’s 200, 800, Pole Vault; women’s Javelin
Day 6 (3)
men’s 110 Hurdles, Hammer; women’s 200
Day 7 (4)
men’s Decathlon; women’s 400, Shot, Heptathlon
Day 8 (6)
men’s 400, Steeple, 20K Walk, High Jump; women’s 400 Hurdles, discus
Day 9 (7)
men’s Marathon, 4 x 100, Shot; women’s 1500, 5000, 4 x 100, Triple Jump
Day 10 (7)
men’s 1500, 10,000, 4 x 400, Javelin; women’s 100 Hurdles, 4 x 400, Long Jump

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