IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
More than 400 athletes from 150 countries are expected to compete in the IAAF World Indoor Championship at Arena Birmingham from the 1-4 March. Find out more about Britain’s biggest indoor sporting event of 2018, including the full timetable, at www.wicbirmingham2018.com
For only the second time in its 30 year history, the Championships will be spread across four days of action, after a special Thursday evening session was approved by the IAAF Council. There will be six sessions altogether, with two on the Friday, two on the Saturday and a final ‘super’ session on the Sunday. Five out of the six sessions include finals.
Arena Birmingham (or the Barclaycard Arena as it is also known) is well use to hosting indoor athletics, having staged the Indoor Grand Prix for 25 years and during this time 15 world records have been broken at the venue!
This is the second time the Championships has been held in Birmingham as the city also staged this event in 2003. This proved to be an extremely successful Championships for British Athletics with a medal haul of two golds, three silvers and two bronze.
There will be high hopes of more medals for the host nation in 2018 but with some of the world’s best athletes expected to compete, there will definitely be some tough competition.
Thursday 1 March 2018 The high jump will be in the spotlight with this special session which includes both the men’s and women’s finals and the women’s 3000m will provide an exciting finale. This session also includes the official opening for the championships. Get Tickets
Friday AM 2 March 2018 A dream session for multi-event fans, with three events from the heptathlon and three from the pentathlon all included. Also includes the first round of the 60m (W), 400m (M and W) and the 3000m for men. Get Tickets
Friday PM 2 March 2018 The pentathlon concludes on Friday evening and the medals for women’s shot put, the men’s long jump and the women’s 60m will all be decided during this session too. There are also semi-finals for the 400m (M and W) and the men’s heptathlon first day will conclude. Off Sale
Saturday AM 3 March 2018 Two more finals are included in this session, as the women’s triple jump and men’s shot put will be decided. The heptathletes will also be back in action in the 60m hurdles and pole vault and the relay heats will take place for both men and women. You can also see the first round of the men’s 60m. Off Sale
Saturday PM 3 March 2018 This session will include no less than nine finals, including the pole vault (W), the triple jump (M), 800m (M) and the 400m for both men and women. Highlights also include the seventh and final event in the heptathlon and both the semi-final and final for the women’s 60m hurdles and the men’s 60m! Off Sale
Sunday 4 March 2018 Eight more finals will feature in this spectacular final session! The men’s finals include the pole vault, the 3000m, the 1500m and the 60m hurdles (with the hurdles semi-finals also part of this session). The women’s finals include the long jump and the 800m. The 4x400m relays will provide a thrilling finale to the championships. Off Sale