Doha will host IAAF World Championships 2019 after beating Oregon’s and Barcelona’s proposals five years ago. The IAAF World Championships 2019 takes place on 27 September 2019 – 6 October 2019 and takes Khalifa International Stadium as the main venue. The stadium has been renovated by the government for the championships.
The IAAF World Championships 2019 qualification is held from 7 March 2018 to 6 September 2019 for selected categories including running, race walks, marathons, combined events, and relays. Another qualification is held between 7 September to 6 September 2019 for the rest IAAF World Championships 2019 events. So, we don’t have a fixed list of participants until September 2019
The entry standards to the qualification of IAAF World Championships 2019 involves three major factors. First, the world ranking position of the athlete would be the major component of the qualification. Second, the entry qualification is open to wildcard including the winner or reigning champion IAAF Diamond League 2019. Third, the athletes meet the entry standards issued by IAAF.
It’s very interesting that sponsors of national teams may appear on the athlete’s kits while contending for the first time in IAAF World Championship history.
The IAAF World Championships 2019 has tens of events including running, marathon, steeplechase, hurdles, decathlon, high jump, long jump, pole vault, triple jump, shot put, javelin throw, hammer throw, discus throw, race walks, and relay. The same events apply to both men and women athletes. The 10-day championship will play all the events and most legendary finals will take place on 6 October 2019.
The wild cards are granted two the winner of IAAP Diamond League, reigning champion of outdoor disciplines, and leaders of challenges. These include IAAF’s Combined Events Challenge, Race Walk Challenge, and Hammer Throw Challenge. IAAF will recap the leaders at the end of the qualification stage. Despite the criticism of old-school qualification system, the challenge systems provide a fairer composition to IAAF World Championships 2019 contenders.
The IAAF World Championships 2019 has released the official timetable for 27 September 2019 – 6 October 2019 events. The schedule is very tight, the final for men’s marathon even take place literally at midnight. The championship will follow the tradition for closing by placing both women’s and men’s 4×400 meters relay final at the peak. Have a look at the IAAF World Championships 2019 event schedule so you won’t miss your favorite events.