Published 27 May 2022

The NN Running Team is in for a promising weekend with the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, USA on the program. In total, two NN Running Team athletes will line up in Eugene with the goal of running faster than ever before. Joshua Cheptegei from Uganda and Letesenbet Gidey from Ethiopia have both set their sights on breaking the world record, which means we are all in for a nerve-racking yet exciting weekend! In this feature, we will provide you with an overview of the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene so you will not miss a thing!

Which NN Running team athletes will run in Eugene?

Two NN Running Team athletes will be looking to leave their mark in Eugene. Joshua Cheptegei, the 5000m gold medalist of in the Tokyo Olympics and the current 5000m world record holder (12:35.36), will strive to improve his own world record. In addition, Letesenbet Gidey, who ran a 5000m world record (14:06.62) in Valencia 2020, will push herself to break the 5000m world record again.

When to watch the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene?

The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene will take place on Friday May 27th and Saturday May 28th. Joshua and Letesenbet both race on Friday. The Prefontaine Classic will start at 8 p.m. local time on Friday and at 12.20 p.m. local time on Saturday. In the overview we have highlighted the starting times for key time zones.

Time zone Starting time Prefontaine Classic Friday Starting time Prefontaine Classic Saturday
GMT+1 (e.g. London)              4 a.m. 8.20 p.m.
CEST (e.g. Amsterdam)            5 a.m. 9.20 p.m.
EAT (e.g. Kenya, Ethiopia & Uganda)                 6 a.m. 10.20 p.m.
UTC+9 (e.g. Japan)                   12 p.m. 4.20 a.m.
EDT (e.g. New York)            11 p.m. 3.20 p.m.

Where to watch the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene?

You can watch the Prefontaine Classic live in almost every single country. Check out the overview below to see which broadcaster airs the Pre Classic in your country.

Broadcaster Country
Wanda Diamond League YouTube Bhutan, Bolivia, Chile, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, South Korea, North Korea, paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Venezuela
Match TV Russia
A1 BULGARIA - Sport Max Bulgaria
ERT Greece
BBC United Kingdom, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man
C MORE - TV4 /SVT Sweden
CBC Canada
CCTV China, Macao
Ceska Televize

Czech Republic

Charlton Israel
Cineplex Thailand
Flow Sports Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba), Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands
SKY- Mexico (Nova vision) Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic
Fox Sports Australia
Globo / Band Sports Brazil
Ziggo Sports / NOS Netherlands
Measat Malaysia
Mono Streaming / Saigon Tourist Cable Vietnam
NBC Sports USA
NENT Denmark
Nordic Entertainment Iceland
NRK Norway

Italy and the Vatican City

RTVS Slovakia
Ssport  Turkey
Sky Deutschland Germany
Spark New Zealand
Sport TV Portugal Portugal
SPORTALL/ L'Équipe France
SRG Switzerland
Starhub Singapore
SUPERSPORT (english speaking) and CANAL + International (french speaking)

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Reunion, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Socotra, South Africa, St. Helena and Ascension, Swaziland, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Mayotte, Morocco, Saint Helena, Somalia, Togo, Tunisia, Western Sahara

Tele Red Argentina
Movistar Spain
Polsat Poland
SPORTKLUB Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia
VRT Belgium
MTV Finland
Sentana Ukraine
Belarus Sport Belarus