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100th National Championships Schedule and Highlights

Paloma Mizuho Stadium, Nagoya, June 24-26
click here for complete timetable
click here for entry list highlights
events in bold include athletes with Rio Olympic standard marks

The 100th National Track and Field Championships, Japan's primary Olympic Trials, will be broadcast live on NHK Sogo and BS1.  Follow @JRNHeadlines and @JRNLive for live coverage.

Friday, June 24
14:30 - Women's High Jump Final
15:00 - Women's Hammer Throw Final
17:00 - Men's Pole Vault Final
18:20 - Women's Long Jump Final 
18:30 - Men's Hammer Throw Final
18:45 - Women's 10000 m Final
19:48 - Men's 10000 m Final

Saturday, June 25
14:15 - Women's Triple Jump Final
14:30 - Women's Javelin Throw Final
14:45 - Women's Shot Put Final
17:30 - Women's Pole Vault Final
17:45 - Women's 3000 mSC Final
18:00 - Men's Long Jump Final
18:05 - Women's 1500 m Final
18:20 - Men's 1500 m Final
18:30 - Men's Javelin Throw Final
19:10 - Men's 800 m Final
19:20 - Women's 400 m Final
19:37 - Men's 400 m Final
19:50 - Men's 400 mH Final
20:20 - Women's 100 m Final
20:35 - Men's 100 m Final

Sunday, June 26
13:30 - Women's Discus Throw Final
13:40 - Men's Shot Put Final
14:30 - Men's High Jump Final
14:40 - Men's Paralympic 1500 m T54 Final
15:00 - Men's Paralympic 100 m T44/47 Final
15:15 - Men's 3000 mSC Final
15:30 - Men's Triple Jump Final
15:35 - Women's 800 m Final
15:50 - Men's 110 mH Final
16:10 - Women's 100 mH Final
16:20 - Men's Discus Throw Final
16:25 - Women's 400 mH Final
16:40 - Women's 5000 m Final
17:05 - Men's 5000 m Final
17:30 - Women's 200 m Final
17:45 - Men's 200 m Final

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Comments

CK said…
Really appreciate the effort you're putting into the pre-NC write-ups. Last week's pre-event stats and explanation are awesome - a recommended document for anyone intending to watch live or recordings.

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