IAAF World Athletics Championships

The IAAF World Athletics Championships is the biennial world championship of Athletics, consisting of a number of events including:

  • 100 metres
  • 200 metres
  • 400 metres
  • 800 metres
  • 1500 metres
  • 5000 metres
  • 10,000 metres
  • Marathon
  • 3000 metres steeplechase
  • 110 metre (men)/100 metre (women) hurdles
  • 400 metre hurdles
  • High Jump
  • Pole Vault
  • Long Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • Shot Put
  • Discus Throw
  • Hammer Throw
  • Javelin Throw
  • Decathlon (Men)/Heptathlon (Women)
  • 20km race walk
  • 50km race walk
  • 4 x 100 metre relay
  • 4 x 400 metre relay
  • 4 x 400 metre relay (mixed)

When is the IAAF World Athletics Championships?

The IAAF World Athletics Championships takes place every two years, usually held in August or September.

The 2019 event will be held between the 27th September and 6th October.


Where is the IAAF World Athletics Championships?

The IAAF World Athletics Championships are held in a different host city for each championship, with the events focusing on one venue. The 2019 Championships are to be held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha in Qatar.

Future events confirmed are:

6-15 August 2021 – Hayward Field (Eugene, USA)

26 August-3 September 2023 – National Athletics Centre (Budapest, Hungary)


How do I get there?

The Khalifa International Stadium is located in the Doha Sports City in the Al-Waab district of Doha, approximately 8km from Doha’s CBD.

Airport – The Hamad International Airport is ranked as one of the best in the world and is an important hub in the region, with Qatar Airways in particular offering flights to a number of international destinations.

Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Bus –  Lines 31, 32 and 137 all run from Doha CBD to the Khalifa International Stadium

Taxi –  The most convenient option is to catch a taxi to the Khalifa International Stadium, just ensure the driver turns the metre on!


Where do I stay?

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Doha by clicking here.


More Information

Official IAAF World Athletics Championship Website: https://iaafworldathleticschamps.com/doha2019/

Official IAAF Event Website: www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships

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