557 male and female athletes from 60 countries are in Uganda for the event which is being hosted for the first time in the East African country and the fifth time in Africa since 1973.
Kampala makes history today as the first city to start the inaugural mixed relay race to be contested by teams composed of two men and two women who will each run a two-kilometre loop, in any order they wish.
Most races set to begin now in the afternoon currently the mixed 4 by 2 kilometre race is taking place.The schedule of events plus television and streaming information for the races appears below.
Mixed 4 x 2K relay: 2:00 p.m. local
Women’s U20 6K race: 2:30 p.m. local
Men’s U20 8K race: 3:10 p.m. local
Women’s senior 10K race: 3:55 p.m. local
Men’s senior 10K race: 4:55 p.m. local
How to watch / listen: If you live in the UK, you can watch it live on BBC Red Button or if you have a UK IP address, you can watch the race live online via the BBC. In the U.S., the races will be streamed on NBC Sports’ website on tape delay, with coverage beginning at 12:25 p.m. ET. We do not know of a (legal) live stream in the U.S.