Friday, August 9, 2013

It's almost time to go at the IAAF world championships...

MOSCOW, Russia--We have finally arrived in Moscow to begin's coverage of the IAAF World Track & Field Championships at Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital.

Arrived in Moscow late Thursday, and did a walkthrough of the stadium, including the mixed zones, and the photo areas, which is where we will be during the nine days of competition.

This view is from just past the finish line.

Saturday, both University of Washington alums Brad Walker and Jeremy Taiwo will begin competition, with Walker in the pole vault qualifying and Taiwo beginning the two day, ten event decathlon.

This world championships marks one of the smallest number of Washington based athletes competing, and it was made smaller with the withdrawal of Washington State standout Ebba Jungmark from the Swedish team in the high jump due to a nagging injury with her takeoff foot.

We will, however, have daily posts on our activities here in Moscow, focusing primarily on Team USA and other breaking stories.

As we have for the the last three world championships, we've created a Scrib document that you can download with brief information on the three athletes with Washington ties competing here in Moscow.

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