This was the last audio done in the stadium by Larry Eder during the Oregon 22 World Athletics Championships.
What a World Championships! From Day one to Day ten, each day was spectacular! I had to
experience the first four days in Isolation due to COVID, then a negative test and I was in the
stadium from July 18 to July 24.
This audio was recorded in the stadium at Hayward Field on the evening of July 24, 2022.
Larry Eder had just finished commenting on the men’s 4x400m, the women’s 4x 400m and the
incredible world records by Tobi Amusan in the 100m hurdles (12.12), and then, as the event
ended, Mondo Duplantis reminded the 21,000 fans why track & field can be and should be, the
world’s favorite sport!
“I wanted our listeners to appreciate the atmosphere that I had experienced the last week as I sat
in Row 2019, seat 3, with my friends from Ireland, Kenya, Ethiopia, and right behind the British Media
crew, some of the hardest working people in our sport. I love the sport, and this World Champs is my thirteenth outdoors (I’ve been to six indoors). I love the excitement of the champs. Eugene was the
perfect place to have the champs during a pandemic, and we were lucky that everything was about
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