How to Watch Olympic Running: Thursday, Aug 18

August 17, 2016 - running watch

Decathlon final event, 8:45 p.m.: Defending champion and universe record hilt Ashton Eaton will competition 1500 meters, a final of 10 events over dual days, in his bid to say a pretension of world’s biggest all-around athlete.

Men’s 200 meters final, 9:30 p.m.: The paragon Usain Bolt will go for his sixth uninterrupted particular Olympic gold. American Justin Gatlin, second in a 100 to Bolt, will try to figure out how to kick a biggest competitor in story in a championship final.

Also: The men’s 400-meter hurdles final will be run during 11 a.m. American Kerron Clement will find to do one improved than a china he won during a 2008 Games.

The women’s final in a eventuality will be run during 9:15 p.m. American Dalilah Muhammad has a best time this year in a field, and looked best in Tuesday’s semifinals.

Semifinals in dual of a deepest events, a men’s 1500 and women’s 800, will set a margin for finals on Saturday. The 1500 includes a final dual Olympic champions, Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria and Asbel Kiprop of Kenya, as good as American Matthew Centrowitz, who won a universe indoor pretension in March. The 800 facilities a dual fastest women in a universe this year, Caster Semenya of South Africa and Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, and Americans Kate Grace and Ajee Wilson.

The initial turn of a 4 x 100-meter send will be run in a morning. The U.S. squads will wish not to supplement to a story of botched hand-offs.

HOW TO WATCH (all times Eastern):

Streaming: 8 a.m., nbcolympics.com and a NBC Sports App
TV: 8 a.m.-11:20 a.m., NBCSN
10 a.m.-noon, NBC
8 p.m.-midnight, NBC

TODAY’S RUNNING SCHEDULE:

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

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