Eugene has mixed success, but it’s just a starting point as World Athletics looks to revive track & field in United States

Sebastian Coe

Sebastian Coe gives a bronze medal to Allyson Felix, of the United States, after the 4x400-meter mixed relay final at the World Athletics Championships Friday, July 15, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)


EUGENE — The World Athletics Championships prepared to say goodbye Sunday to Eugene and Hayward Field following a 10-day run, which takes track and field to its next step.

That is, was the first-ever world championships in the United States a success?