ritain’s leading athletes face a major early season test of their World Championship credentials at a star-studded Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field this weekend.
The venue in Eugene, Oregon will host this summer’s Championships and the third leg of this year’s Diamond League has attracted a stellar cast for what looks a mini dress rehearsal.
Tonight’s action sees Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey attempting to lower their own 5,000m world records, while Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan makes her seasonal return over two miles, before the Diamond League contests take place tomorrow.
Olympic silver medalists Laura Muir (1500m) and Keely Hodgkinson (800m) lead the British challenge having both won in Birmingham last weekend, with the former taking on Tokyo conqueror Faith Kipyegon for the first time this term.
Dina Asher-Smith was also a winner in Birmingham and lines up in a stacked women’s 100m field that is headed by the second-fastest woman of all-time in Elaine Thompson-Herah, while her Jamaican teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce meets Shaunae Miller-Uibo over 200m.
In the prestigious Bowerman Mile, Norwegian sensation Jakob Ingebrigtsen renews his rivalry with Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot having pipped the world champion to Olympic gold last summer.
In the field, the men’s shot put sees all three Tokyo medalists in action, while men’s pole vault world record-holder Mondo Duplantis is looking to extend his winning streak to ten.
Here’s all you need to know…
Prefontaine Classic date, UK start time and venue
The 2022 Prefontaine Classic takes place from Friday, May 27 to Saturday, May 28, 2022.
The meeting will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Oregon is eight hours behind the UK, meaning Friday night’s action starts at 3:30am on Saturday morning UK time.
Better news for UK viewers is that the main Diamond League action takes place on Saturday afternoon US time, so begins at 8:20pm on Saturday evening here.
How to watch the Prefontaine Classic
TV channel: Live coverage of most of Saturday’s card will be shown on BBC Three, starting from 9pm.
Live stream: TV licence fee-payers can stream the action via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.
Prefontaine Classic schedule
All times BST.
Saturday, May 28 (Day one)
- 3:30am – Women’s 10,000m (USATF Championship)
- 4:15am – Men’s 10,000m (USATF Championship)
- 4:55am – Women’s Two Mile
- 5:12am – Women’s 5,000m
- 5:35am – Men’s 5,000m
Saturday May 28 (Day two)
- 8:20pm – Women’s high jump
- 8:29pm – Men’s 1500m
- 8:33pm – Women’s long jump
- 8:41pm – Women’s Para 100m T63
- 8:49pm – Men’s Para 400m T62
- 8:56pm – Men’s pole vault
- 9:04pm – Men’s 400m hurdles
- 9:10pm – Men’s 5,000m
- 9:33pm – Women’s 1000m
- 9:38pm – Women’s discus
- 9:43pm – Women’s 100m hurdles
- 9:49pm – Women’s 1500m
- 10:00pm – Men’s 400m
- 10:04pm – Men’s shot put
- 10:06pm – Women’s 800m
- 10:14pm – Women’s 3,000m steeplechase
- 10:33pm – Women’s 200m
- 10:39pm – Men’s Bowerman Mile
- 10:52pm – Men’s 100m
Full entry lists can be viewed here.