How to Watch and Live Stream the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships

Many of the top track athletes in the world will be racing in Glasgow, but U.S. and Canadian fans will need a VPN to catch the action

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The World Athletics Indoor Track and Field Indoor Championships are set for March 1-3 in Glasgow, Scotland.

More than 600 of the top athletes in the world will compete in disciplines from 60m sprints to the 3,000m.

Daily competition is divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Morning sessions will begin at 10:05 a.m. local time (5:05 a.m. ET), and run for about five hours. Afternoon sessions begin at 7:05 p.m. local time (2:05 p.m. ET), and run for about three hours.

Why Should I Watch and What’s The Schedule of Events?

Some of the best sprinters and long distance runners in the world will formally kick off an Olympic year with this international meet.

Day 1 morning highlights include 60m, 400m and 800m heats. The afternoon will feature 1,500m heats, 400m and 800m semi-finals, along with the 60m final to cap off the day at 9:45 p.m. local (16:45 p.m. ET).

For the complete schedule of the events, take a look at the World Athletics timetable here.

Who’s Racing?

Men’s 60m:

Noah Lyles, who is headlining the 60m (effectively the 100m, but shortened due to the length of the indoor track).

Women’s 400m:

Femeke Bol of the Netherlands

Women’s 800m:

Jemma Reekie of the UK

Men’s 3,000m:

American Yared Nuguse, Josh Kerr of the UK, Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega.

Women’s 1,500m:

Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia, Jessica Hull of Australia, Elle St. Pierre of the U.S., and Laura Muir of the UK.

Will the Indoor World Championships Be Live Streamed?

World Athletics is providing a free live stream but it will be geoblocked in many key regions.

If you’re in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom, you’re out of luck (unless, of course, you have a VPN).

Here’s the link to the live stream, along with a drop-down menu that will indicate which country you have to have your IP address located in so that you can connect to the stream.

Will World Indoors Be Broadcasted on TV?

Again, American and Canadian track fans won’t be able to watch this weekend’s championships because no TV broadcaster has picked up the feed.

In the UK, the BBC will be broadcasting the weekend’s events live. Other countries also have national broadcasters showing the world feed as well, and the above live streaming link will provide television details where applicable.

World Athletics will have a “radio” player providing live commentary via its site as well, somewhat like a live podcast. It can be found here.

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