Track and Field World Championships!

I was lucky enough to be in London during the Worlds, and was able to get a ticket for opening night on Friday... and then to watch the marathon right along the Thames on Sunday!  Here are some photos.

 

Moody sky over London Stadium but it didn't rain

Moody sky over London Stadium but it didn't rain

First things first: they let you drink beer in the stadium.  Because they're British, and smart.  Unlike SOME track venues (I'm looking at you, EUGENE.)

First things first: they let you drink beer in the stadium.  Because they're British, and smart.  Unlike SOME track venues (I'm looking at you, EUGENE.)

That's Jenny Simpson down there on the last lap of her opening round but you'll have to take my word for it.  I was waaaaay up in the cheap seats.

That's Jenny Simpson down there on the last lap of her opening round but you'll have to take my word for it.  I was waaaaay up in the cheap seats.

First and last time I see Usain Bolt in action.  What a legend.

First and last time I see Usain Bolt in action.  What a legend.

All of us - the entire stadium - on our feet during Mo Farah's final 10K.

All of us - the entire stadium - on our feet during Mo Farah's final 10K.

Thunderous crowd glory when he won.  I was shaking, throat sore.  G.O.A.T.

Thunderous crowd glory when he won.  I was shaking, throat sore.  G.O.A.T.

Sunday: beautiful day to spend hours on the Thames watching the worlds marathon

Sunday: beautiful day to spend hours on the Thames watching the worlds marathon

Men's leaders around 5K.  It was a four loop course, so you got to see the runners eight times.  That is, if you stood on the barricades all day (first men's race, then women's).  As I did.  You're welcome.

Men's leaders around 5K.  It was a four loop course, so you got to see the runners eight times.  That is, if you stood on the barricades all day (first men's race, then women's).  As I did.  You're welcome.

Callum Hawkins from GB, en route to a great 4th place finish

Callum Hawkins from GB, en route to a great 4th place finish

God, I loved watching the women's race and being this close.  Amy Hastings!

God, I loved watching the women's race and being this close.  Amy Hastings!

And here she is coming back, en route to a BRONZE MEDAL finish: Amy MF Hastings!

And here she is coming back, en route to a BRONZE MEDAL finish: Amy MF Hastings!