There’s no better time to be a track and field fan in the United States than Summer 2022. The best athletes in the world will descend upon Eugene, Oregon for some of the best competition ever. Expect world records to be broken. Expect upsets and surprises that you’ll be talking about for years to come.
This will be the first time the World Athletics Championships have been held in the United States. The meet will be held at the reimagined Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, which underwent renovations and was showcased to the world in 2021 with the U.S. Olympic Trials in June and the Nike Prefontaine Classic in August.
Team USA topped the medal table at the Tokyo Olympics with 26 total medals (7 gold, 12 silver and 7 bronze) and will now try to get it done on home turf.
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Nike Prefontaine Classic – May 27–28, 2022
The Prefontaine Classic is the third stop of the Wanda Diamond League circuit and the only one in the United States. Last year’s meet resulted in nearly 50 medalists from the Tokyo Olympics recording two American records, four U.S. all-comers records, six world leads, three Diamond League records and eight meet records.
The first night of the meet will feature world record attempts in the men’s 5000m, women’s two-mile and women’s one-hour run. USA Track and Field will also host its selection race for the men’s and women’s 10000m teams where the top three finishers in each race with the World Athletics qualifying standards will be named to Team USA for the World Championships. The championship races will be streamed live on USATF.TV+.
USATF Outdoor Championships – June 23–26, 2022
If the drama and emotion of the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2022 weren’t enough for you, there’s more coming with another global championship team on the line. The four-day meet wills serve as the main qualifying event for the 2022 World Athletics Championships. Hayward Field has hosted four of the past seven U.S. Olympic Trials and nine other U.S. Championship meets since 1971.
World Athletics Championships – July 15-24, 2022
For more than a century, TrackTown USA has proven itself as a hub for some of the best track and field action. Now, medals are on the line. Organizers expect more than 200,000 visitors from more than 200 countries will come to Eugene for the event. This is a pivotal moment to boost the popularity and profile for U.S. sports fans to engage with track and field, its athletes and the excitement that their performances bring.
CITIUS MAG will have a house in Eugene for the U.S. Championships and World Athletics Championships. Stay tuned to our social channels and this page for more updates on events and plans for the CITIUS MAG team on the ground.