The long wait will be finally over this Friday evening as this summer’s World Athletics Championships begins with the men’s 100m heats at 7pm. More than 2000 athletes will represent over 200 different nations in London and a total of five Welsh athletes will form part of the largest ever Great Britain team.
Ieuan Thomas (James Thie) will be the first Welsh athlete in action at these Championships. The Cardiff AAC athlete will be in action on Sunday 6th of August at 10:05am in round one of the men’s 3000m steeplechase in the 2012 Olympic stadium.
Josh Griffiths of Swansea Harriers and Andrew Davies (Steve Vernon) of Stockport Harriers will compete in the men’s marathon just 50 minutes later. The two marathoners finished 1st and 3rd in the British Championships this year and will return to the streets of London at 10:55am on Sunday morning.
David Omoregie (Benke Blomkvist) will be the final Welsh athlete in action on the first Sunday, with the Cardiff AAC athlete starting his campaign in round one of the men’s 110m hurdles. The Loughborough based hurdler will return to the Olympic stadium for the second time this season after recently competing there in the Muller Anniversary Games.
Bethan Davies (Andi Drake) will be the final Welsh athlete in action during the Championships and she is certainly one to look out for. The Cardiff AAC athlete broke the British 5000m Race Walk national record at the recent British Championships and will be in action at 12.20pm on Sunday the 13th of August over the 20km distance.
Summary of Athletes in action:
Ieuan Thomas (James Thie)- Men’s 3000m steeplechase round 1- Sunday 6th August at 10:05am
Josh Griffiths- Men’s Marathon- Sunday 6th August at 10:55am
Andrew Davies (Steve Vernon)- Men’s Marathon- Sunday 6th August at 10:55am
David Omoregie (Benke Blomkvist)- Men’s 110m Hurdles Round 1- Sunday 6th August at 1:15pm
Bethan Davies (Andi Drake)- 20km Race Walk Final- Sunday 13th August at 12:20am