World Athletics Championships 2017: 2017 Day One

World Athletics Championships 2017: 2017 Day One

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Review

The BBC has the perfect curtain raiser to kick off 10 days of live athletics: Mo Farah. This won’t quite be the quadruple Olympic champion’s final track appearance – he’s set to race in Birmingham later this month – but it will certainly be his most high profile. Returning to the Olympic Stadium in London and the track that made him a global star, this year’s world championships is the ideal send-off for a man who has had the world at his flying feet for five years.

His 10,000m race is scheduled to start at 9.20pm; before then, Usain Bolt begins his final bid for world championship glory in the 100m heats at 8.20pm, while long jumper Greg Rutherford aims to defend his world title from 7.30pm.

Summary

Gabby Logan presents coverage of the opening night of events at The London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will include the men's 10,000m final, as well as the opening round of heats in the men's 100m and women's 1500m. Great Britain's Mo Farah is expected to compete in the men's 10,000m as he attempts to add to the tally of gold medals he has claimed in this event at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, and the 2015 World Championships. Meanwhile, his compatriot Laura Muir will look to continue the incredible form that saw her win double gold in the 1500m and 3,000m at the European Indoor Championships earlier this year, while the biggest star in athletics, Usain Bolt, will begin his quest for gold in his final appearance at this Championships. With analysis from Michael Johnson, Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis and Paula Radcliffe, and commentary by Steve Cram, Brendan Foster, Andrew Cotter, Steve Backley and Toni Minichello.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Gabby Logan
Commentator Brendan Foster
Commentator Andrew Cotter
Commentator Steve Cram
Commentator Steve Backley
Commentator Toni Minichiello
Guest Paula Radcliffe
Guest Michael Johnson
Guest Denise Lewis
Commentator Colin Jackson
Actor Usain Bolt
Actor Laura Muir
Actor Mo Farah
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