World Athletics Championships begin tonight

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The World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022 get underway tonight with several Great Britain and Northern Ireland athletes kick starting their campaigns.

The women’s 1500m dominates the endurance track programme for the evening with Laura Muir, Katie Snowden and Melissa Courtney competing.

Olympic silver medallist Laura Muir (handicap -3.1) is first up in heat one before Katie Snowden (handicap -1.9) and Melissa Courtney-Bryant (handicap -1.9) go in heat two and three with the heats starting at 2:10am.

Live coverage will be available on the BBC throughout the 10 days of action, and full details can be found here:

The Great Britain and Northern Ireland endurance team at the World Athletics Championships Oregon are:

Women  (coach, club)


Ellie Baker (Jon Bigg, Shaftesbury Barnet)

Alex Bell (Andrew Henderson, Pudsey & Bramley)

Keely Hodgkinson (Trevor Painter, Leigh)

Jemma Reekie (Andy Young, Kilbarchan)


Melissa Courtney-Bryant (Rob Denmark, Poole)

Laura Muir (Andy Young, Dundee Hawkhill)

Katie Snowden (Herne Hill)


Jessica Judd (Mick Judd, Blackburn Harriers)

Amy-Eloise Markovc (Chris Fox, Wakefield)

Eilish McColgan (Liz Nuttall, Dundee Hawkhill)


Jessica Judd (Mick Judd, Blackburn Harriers)

Eilish McColgan (Liz Nuttall, Dundee Hawkhill)

3000m Steeplechase:

Lizzie Bird (Pat McCurry, Shaftesbury Barnet)

Aimee Pratt (Vicente Modahl, Sale Harriers Manchester)



Rose Harvey (Phillip, Kissi, Clapham Chasers)

Jess Piasecki (Robert Hawkins, Stockport)

Charlotte Purdue (Nic Bideau, Aldershot Farnham and District)




Max Burgin (Ian Burgin, Halifax Harriers)

Kyle Langford (Jon Bigg, Shaftesbury Barnet)

Daniel Rowden (Matt Yates, Woodford Green and Essex Ladies)


Neil Gourley (Ben Thomas, Giffnock North)

Josh Kerr (Danny Mackey, Edinburgh)

Jake Wightman (Geoff Wightman, Edinburgh)


Sam Atkin (Mike Collins, Lincoln Wellington)

Andrew Butchart (Gary Lough, Central)

Marc Scott (Jerry Schumacher, Richmond & Zetland)


Patrick Dever (Andy Bibby, Preston)


Josh Griffiths (Swansea)

Chris Thompson (Alan Storey, Aldershot Farnham and District)


Endurance staff

Steve Vernon, Jon Bigg, James Thie and Alison Wyeth




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