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World Athletics: What you must not miss tonight!

August 16, 2013 10:29 IST

Yes, people, it's Fab Friday as the Felix, Farah and Bolt show beckons!

Mo Farah and Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt starts his quest for a second world track gold in Moscow but American sprinting great Allyson Felix looks set to steal the limelight as she goes for a fourth world 200 metres title on Friday.

Briton Mo Farah should also rubber-stamp his status as one of the all-time distance running greats -- and repeat his Olympic feat from London -- by adding a 5,000 metres gold to the 10,000 title he won on the first day of the championships.

The graceful-striding Felix won three Olympic golds in London last year at 200 and in the 4x100 and 4x400 metres relays and is firmly on course to become the athlete to win most individual world championship golds.

Felix, Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson have all won eight.

The 27-year-old has most to fear from Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, whose 100 metres victory on Monday was probably the most impressive of the championships.

Compatriot Bolt, his 100 metres title safely reclaimed on Sunday, returns to the Luzhniki Stadium for the first round heats and semi-finals of the 200, the distance he prefers.

Defending world and Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson gets her first feel of the Luzhniki track in the opening heats after "patiently waiting" until day seven of the championships.

Meanwhile, American ‘golden oldie’ Dwight Phillips bids to go out in a blaze of glory and secure a fifth world long jump title.

The 35-year-old delayed his retirement after missing last year's Olympics through injury.

Gold medals are also up for grabs in the women's hammer, men's shot put and men's 4x400m relay.

Check out today's programme:

TIME (IST)

EVENT

ROUND

11:15

Women's 100 Metres Hurdles

Heats

12:05

Men's 200 Metres

Heats

13:00

Women's 4x400 Metres Relay

Heats

20:30

Women's Hammer Throw

Final

20:35

Men's 1500 Metres

Semi-Final

21:00

Men's Long Jump

Final

21:10

Men's 200 Metres

Semi-Final

21:40

Men's Shot Put

Final 

21:45

Women's 800 Metres

Semi-Final

22:15

Men's 5000 Metres

Final

22:45 

Women's 200 Metres

Final

23:00

Men's 4x400 Metres Relay

Final

Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters