The question is – will McKillop easily glide to the finish line or will Scott and Charmi have enough stamina to outpace him in the end?
When to watch: Final: 16:07 on 21 July
What happened last time: Ireland’s Michael McKillop claimed gold in the event at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, while Australia’s Brad Scott took silver and Algeria’s Khaled Hanani nabbed the bronze.
World-record holder: McKillop set the world-record in this event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, clocking a 1:57.22 in the distance.
Who to watch: The top trio in this event includes McKillop, Scott and Tunisia’sParalympic silver medallist Mohamed Charmi.
The question is – will McKillop easily glide to the finish line or will Scott and Charmi have enough stamina to outpace him in the end? Algeria’s Madjid Djemai and Morocco’s Hafid Aharak also have the potential to break out of the pack and make some noise down the stretch.
Why you should watch: Everybody at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium fell in love with McKillop and his comical personality, but there’s more to this event than just Ireland. Every year, the T37 class is gaining more depth and Lyon could be the first time McKillop is truly challenged for the top spot on the podium. If so, there could be a changing of the guard in the middle-distance events.
The 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships begin on Friday (19 July) and will see over 1,000 athletes from nearly 100 countries competing for glory in the biggest international gathering since London 2012.