About the Event
The Athletics World Cup will see eight of the worlds top athletics nations compete in London this summer including; USA, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa.
Each nation will be competing for a $2million prize pot over two evening sessions of athletics under the lights, the ground-breaking two-day event takes place across Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July at the London Stadium.
Featuring all eight field events alongside all track events from 100m through to the 1500m, plus 4x100m and 4x400m relays, each of the two sessions will feature an even split of eight field events and nine track events, with each evening building to finish with the aforementioned relay races.
Saturday’s session will feature highly competitive female field events as the women’s javelin, hammer throw, pole vault and long jump take centre stage, while action on the track will feature a multitude of sprints, hurdles and middle-distance races before the men’s 4x100m and women’s 4x400m bring the session to a close.
Set to decide who takes home the Athletics World Cup trophy, the eight nations’ bid to continue scoring maximum points will pick back up at pace on Sunday; field events on the night including the men’s pole vault, hammer throw and women’s high jump among others. The Cup is then set to conclude with the men’s 100m and 4x400m and women’s 4x100m, following which the winning nation will be presented with the Athletics World Cup trophy.
Following on from the success of London 2017 which saw the capital become the first city ever to stage both the World Para Athletics and IAAF World Athletics Championships in the same year, fans of the sport will once again see the best countries competing in the UK, in the greatest athletics stadium in the world.
To mark 100 years since women were given the right to vote, and as part of the Mayor of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, the first edition of the event will see all Nations select a female athlete as team captain.