How to Watch Olympic Running: Friday, Aug 19 | Runner’s World

August 20, 2016 - running watch

Women’s 5,000 meters final, 8:40 p.m.: Almaz Ayana, who won a 10,000 final Friday in a universe record, is a complicated favorite to collect adult a bullion here as well. Given that Ayana ran a second 5,000 of her 10,000 win in 14:30, a Olympic 5,000 record of 14:40 is roughly certain to fall. The large doubt is either Ayana is uninformed adequate after a 10K and a subordinate turn in a 5K to go after a universe record of 14:11.15. As she showed final week, she’s not fearful to strike out on her own.

If anyone is going to plea Ayana, it will be a Kenyan contingent of Vivian Cheruiyot, who was second in a 10,000, Hellen Obiri, and Mercy Cherono. Obiri and Cherono aren’t doubling behind from a 10K and should have clever finishes in a tighten race.

The usually American in a race, Shelby Houlihan, will substantially need to run a lifetime best to finish in a tip half of a field.

4 x 100-meter send finals, 9:15 p.m.: The American teams have knocked themselves out of row during many tellurian meets with botched handoffs. If a group are means to get a rod around a track, they’ll need to contend with a Jamaican patrol anchored by Usain Bolt. The women’s competition should also be a U.S.-Jamaica duel.

Also: The dusk starts with a initial turn of a 4 x 400-meter relays. The American teams should simply allege to Saturday’s finals.

HOW TO WATCH (all times Eastern):

Streaming: 7 p.m., nbcolympics.com and a NBC Sports App 
TV: 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m., NBC

TODAY’S RUNNING SCHEDULE:

The full, day-by-day using schedule is accessible here. 

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