LONDON — Olympic champion Omar McLeod will chase the 2017 IAAF World Championships 110m title and probably the world record on Day 4 on Monday.
The Jamaican has been in blistering form this season and he said in June that he would like to reduce the 12.80 seconds current world record of Aries Merritt of the United States.
In addition, NBC Sports will also provide live stream, with the live coverage getting underway at 1:30 p.m. ET. The IAAF will also have live updates, including results and interviews, while live blogging and Live radio is on the dedicated page.
McLeod, who leads the world with a personal best of 12.90secs and is the only man to go sub-13 so far this year, won the first semi-final heat on Sunday in 13.10 and he will be a difficult man to beat in the final.
Defending champion Sergey Shubenkov of Russia, competing as a neutral athlete, Olympic silver medallist Spain’s Orlando Ortega, as well as Merritt, the 2012 Olympic champion, Frenchman Garfield Darrien and Barbados’ Shane Brathwaite will also be in the final.
A total of four finals are listed on the schedule for Day 4 with medals in the women’s Triple Jump, women’s 1500m and women’s Hammer Throw joining the men’s 110m hurdles as the medal events.
Meanwhile, Wayde van Niekerk will go in heat 3 of the men’s 200m as he seeks to stay on track for a 200m/400m sprint double.
The South African 400m world record holder, has already booked his place in the final of his pet event.
Also going in the 200m heats on Monday are Yohan Blake of Jamaica, Isaac Makwala of Botswana and Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago.
The battle for the women’s 1500m gold medal is set to be very interested with Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya leading the way.
Kipyegon is bidding to add the world championships gold medal to her Olympic title from Rio 2016.
Some focus will also be on the defending champion and world record holder Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia after she only qualified as one of the fastest losers.
South African 800m speciallist Caster Semenya looked solid in her first major 1500m outing and she should also be watched very closely.
Also slated to go off at the world championships on the fourth day is the men’s Triple Jump qualification round, which will feature Christian Taylor of the United States.
The men’s 400m hurdles and the women’s 400m open advanced to the semi-final stage.