Published 18 Aug 2023

It's time for our athletes to fly out to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, for the World Athletics Championships. Here we elaborate on everything you need to know about this year's NN Running Team delegation for the World Championships including where to watch the event.

Known for its hot summer temperatures, underground caves, and thermal baths this city does not only have a rich culture, it also has a love for sports being showcased by numerous sporting events being held in or near Budapest. For this year's World Athletics Championships, a brand new National Athletics Centre (a track and field stadium) was built just south of the city, opening its doors in June earlier this year. With a capacity to host 36.000 athletics fans during the World Championships, Budapest has all the ingredients to host a spectacular event.

Which NN Running Team athletes will run in Budapest?

First, it's time to zoom in on the events that our athletes will compete in namely the 5000m Men, 10.000m Men, 10.000m Women, Marathon Men and Marathon Women. 

Below is an overview of all our competing athletes and the event(s) they will compete in:

Athlete Event(s)
Joshua Cheptegei 5000m, 10.000m
Letesenbet Gidey 10.000m
Stella Chesang 10.000m
Tsehay Gemechu Marathon
Lonah Salpeter Marathon
Selly Chepyego Marathon
Yalemzerf Yehualaw Marathon
Abdi Nageeye Marathon
Kaan Ozbilen Marathon
Stephen Kissa Marathon
Victor Kiplangat Marathon
Leul Gebresilase Marathon
Maru Teferi Marathon
Merhawi Kesete Marathon

If you want to know more about our competing athletes including their past achievements, you can read our World Championship preview here.

When to watch the World Championships?

The World Athletics Championships will start on Saturday, August 19th, and take place until Sunday, August 27th with different events being held each day. The days are always split in half with a morning session and an afternoon session. In the overview below, you can see which athletes will be competing on which days and the starting time of their event(s). Please be aware that some events, like the 5000m, have heats meaning the competing athlete will need to place for the finals first.

  • Saturday August 19th
8.55 pm (local time) 10.000m Women Final Letesenbet Gidey / Stella Chesang


  • Sunday August 20th
6.25 pm (local time) 10.000m Men Final Joshua Cheptegei


  • Thursday August 24th
7.00 pm (local time) 5000m Men Heats Joshua Cheptegei


  • Saturday August 26th
7.00 am (local time) Marathon Women Yalemzerf Yehualaw / Lonah Salpeter / Tsehay Gemechu / Selly Chepyego


  • Sunday August 27th
7.00 am (local time)

Marathon Men

Abdi Nageeye / Leul Gebresilase / Maru Teferi / Merhawi Kesete / Victor Kiplangat / Stephen Kissa / Kaan Ozbilen
8.10 pm (local time) 5000m Men Final Joshua Cheptegei*

* Joshua needs to qualify for the 5000m finals first by making it through the heats on August 24th

Where to watch the World Championships?

Most countries will have a live broadcast of the World Athletics Championships. The table below provides an overview of the different broadcasters and the countries they will air the World Championships in. Please keep in mind that the starting times in this article have all been written as local time (CET), meaning you need to check what this would mean for you depending on where in the world you will be watching from.

Region Broadcasters



NBC Sports / CNBC / Peacock TV


South America

GLOBO SPORTV2 (Brazil) / TYC Sports


Discovery+ / Eurosport 1 / Eurosport 2 / Eurosport App / BBC (UK) / Teledeporte (Spain) / RAI Sport+ HD (Italy) / RTP2 (Portugal) / TRT Spor Yildiriz (Turkey)


Sony Livv App / TBS (Japan)


TVMS / SuperSport / KBC (Kenya)


New Zealand

SBS Viceland / SBS On Demand

beIN SPORTS 2 / Sky Sport