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2021 Olympics Track & Field Odds, Preview, Schedule: When To Catch Races, Events in Tokyo

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Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Pictured: Athing Mu.

No sport defines the Summer Olympics more than track and field, although this year’s edition of the Games will look very different.

Instead of a packed Olympic Stadium, the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo will have no spectators. That doesn’t mean there won’t be huge excitement on the track.

Here’s a full schedule for events in track and field in Tokyo, including a breakdown of odds for events that have them available.

Friday, July 30

Event Time
Men’s 10,000m 7:30 a.m. ET

Saturday, July 31

Event Time
Men’s Discus 7:15 a.m. ET
4 x 400m Mixed Relay 8:35 a.m. ET
Women’s 100m 8:50 a.m. ET
Women’s Shot Put 9:35 p.m. ET

Sweden’s Daniel Stahl is the favorite in the men’s discus at -195 on FanDuel. The top American is Reggie Jagers at +4400.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is -120 at DraftKings to win the 100m, a race that has three of the top five favorites hailing from Jamaica.

Sunday, Aug. 1

Event Time
Men’s High Jump 6:10 a.m. ET
Women’s Triple Jump 7:20 a.m. ET
Men’s 100m 8:50 a.m. ET
Men’s Long Jump 9:20 p.m. ET
Women’s 100m Hurdle 10:50 p.m. ET

Team USA’s Trayvon Brommell is +110 to become the World’s Fastest Man in the 100m. Fellow American Ronnie Baker is next on the oddsboard at +350.

In the long jump, JuVaughn Harrison (USA) and Miltiadis Tentoglou (Greece) are both +380 at FanDuel in a wide open field.

The women’s 100m hurdles is a two-woman race: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (Puerto Rico) is -105 on FanDuel, where Team USA’s Kendra Harrison is +160.

Monday, Aug. 2

Event Time
Women’s Discus 7 a.m. ET
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase 8:15 a.m. ET
Women’s 5000m 8:40 a.m. ET
Women’s Long Jump 9:50 p.m. ET
Men’s 400m Hurdles 11:20 p.m. ET

The women’s discus is a four-woman race at the top of DraftKings’ oddsboard: Yaime Perez (Cuba) is +200, Valarie Allman (USA) +250, Sandra Perkovic (Croatia) +250 and Jorinde van Klinken (Netherlands) +350.

The women’s long jump is also wide open, with Americans Brittney Reese (+350) and Tara Davis (+400) sitting second and third.

Norway’s Karsten Warholm is -250 to win the 400m hurdles, with Team USA’s Rai Benjamin +175 behind him.

Tuesday, Aug. 3

Event Time
Women’s Hammer Throw 7:35 a.m. ET
Women’s 800m 8:25 a.m. ET
Women’s 200m 8:50 a.m. ET
Women’s 400m Hurldles 10:30 p.m. ET

Team USA is favored to do the trifecta in the three track events. Athing Mu is -165 in the 800m on DraftKings, Gabby Thomas +160 in the 200m and Sydney McLaughlin a commanding -250 in the 400m hurdles.

Wednesday, Aug. 4

Event Time
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase 7 a.m. ET
Men’s Hammer Throw 7:15 a.m. ET
Men’s 800m 8:05 a.m. ET
Men’s 200m 8:55 a.m. ET
Men’s Triple Jump 10 p.m. ET
Men’s Shot Put 10:05 p.m. ET
Men’s 100m Hurdles 10:55 p.m. ET

Team USA’s Noah Lyles is -165 on DraftKings for gold in the men’s 200m, while Ryan Crouser is -300 in the shot put. American Grant Holloway is a big favorite in the 110m hurdles, as well, at -240 on FanDuel.

Thursday, Aug. 5

Event Time
Men’s 20km Race Walk 3:30 a.m. ET
Women’s Pole Vault 6:20 a.m. ET
Men’s 400m 8 a.m. ET
Women’s Heptathlon 800m 8:30 a.m. ET
Men’s Decathlon 1500m 8:40 a.m. ET
Men’s 50km Race Walk 4:30 p.m. ET

American Michael Norman is -110 to win the 400m on DraftKings.

Friday, Aug. 6

Event Time
Women’s 20km Race Walk 3:30 a.m. ET
Women’s Javelin Throw 7:50 a.m. ET
Men’s 5000m 8 a.m. ET
Women’s 400m 8:35 a.m. ET
Women’s 1500m 8:50 a.m. ET
Women’s 4 x 100m Relay 9:30 a.m. ET
Men’s 4 x 100m Relay 9:50 a.m. ET

Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas) is a staggering -1000 favorite to win the 400m. Next on the board are Quanera Hayes (USA) and Stephenie Ann McPherson (Jamaica) at +1000.

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