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2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships

The widely anticipated IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 will be held 28 September – 6 October 2019. It is the first time the competition to take place in the Middle East.

The 17th edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships has a revamped competition schedule to create more action, with single evening sessions, the first-ever midnight marathon along Doha corniche and the first 4x400m mixed relay in an IAAF World Championship.  

The host venue is the iconic Khalifa International Stadium. The groundbreaking cooling technology is 40% more sustainable than existing techniques and has been in use since its reopening in May 2017 after a three-year refurbishment. Fans can select from multiple options so they can follow their champion, sit in traditional Arab majlis seating or cheer on the action at the finish line.

Price for individual day ticket:

  • Category A – Open seating: QAR60
  • Follow Your Champion A – Allocated seating: QAR150 
  • Follow Your Champion B – Allocated seating: QAR120 
  • Finish Line – Allocated seating: QAR300
  • Midnight marathon – no ticket required!
  • Packages are available for families, people with disabilities and corporates. 

Register to purchase tickets and get more information about all the events at iaafworldathleticschamps.com/doha2019/.


On until 7 October 2019 is the IAAF Heritage World Athletics Championships Exhibition at City Center-Doha. Visitors to the world’s largest athletics exhibition enter under a gate with a cut-out of Qatari high jumper Mutaz Barshim standing at exactly 2.43 m, the world champion’s best high jump effort so far. 

The collection includes exhibits donated by famous faces in the world of athletics. IAAF president Lord Coe has donated his 1984 Los Angeles Games spikes and national vest from his second 1500m Olympic victory, while British runner Liz McColgan, the 1991 world 10,000m champion and founder of Doha Athletics Club, has loaned her winning spikes. 

Meanwhile local hero Barshim has presented his London 2012 Olympic Games competition vest and number, while fellow countryman Abderrahman Samba has given the bodysuit he wore winning the 400m hurdles at the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018. 


Author: Sarah Palmer

This feature is an editorial from the ‘Sports’ section in the latest issue of Marhaba – Issue 75, which comes out in August 2019.

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error: Copyright © Marhaba Information Guide. Reproduction of material from Marhaba Information Guide’s book or website without written permission is strictly prohibited. Using Marhaba Information Guide’s material without authorisation constitutes as plagiarism as well as copyright infringement.