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Deep dive into the World Champs schedule

Deep dive into the World Champs schedule

The World Athletics Championships in Budapest guarantee nine days of unforgettable experiences

In less than three months, the highly anticipated 2023 World Athletics Championships will kick off in Budapest. Athletes from around the globe are already preparing for this year’s most significant event, where they will compete for medals and world records in 49 events spanning from August 19th to August 27th. Let’s take a look at the highlights of the World Championships schedule.

At the end of the summer, all eyes will be on Budapest as it hosts the greatest sporting event of the year. The magnificent National Athletics Centre, purpose-built for the World Championships, will serve as the main venue, accommodating up to 35,000 spectators who will cheer on the athletic superheroes. On the opening day, three finals will take place, followed by at least four finals each day for the next eight days. Tickets and packages can be purchased at

Within the historic centre of Budapest, six events will unfold. On August 19th, the men’s 20km race walking event will take place, followed by the women’s 20km competition the following day. The 35km race is scheduled for the morning of August 24th. As the World Championships reach their conclusion, the marathoners will grace the streets of Budapest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on the final weekend. The women’s 42,195m race will be held on August 26th, followed by the men’s race on August 27th.

Attending these street events is an absolute must to witness firsthand the breathtaking speed of the world’s top race walkers and runners. Admission is free, and the World Championships organisers have arranged a variety of accompanying activities at Heroes’ Square. Don’t miss the chance to catch a glimpse of one of the biggest stars of the event, Kimberly García. The Peruvian athlete will be vying for victory in both the 20km and 35km races.

Ryan Crouser (Getty)

Inside the stadium, on the opening day of August 19th, iconic figures like Ryan Crouser, Nafissatou Thiam, Pawel Fajdek and Faith Kipyegon will dazzle the crowd at the National Athletics Centre. The four superheroes will be featured in the morning session, along with the other four morning sessions, at an affordable entrance fee of just HUF3,000 (~8 USD). With the men’s shot put final taking place on the first evening, Budapest may witness the setting of a world record right from the start. The women’s 10,000m final…

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