Preview, schedule and how to watch live

Cambodia is hosting the 32nd edition of the Southeast Asian Games with 11 nations from across the region competing for glory in Phnom Penh from 5 to 17 May.

Some 581 events will take place across the entirety of the Games, and athletics is one of the most highly anticipated.

The Southeast Asian Games athletics competition kicks off away from the stadium with the marathon and race walk on 6 April. From there, all the track & field action takes place in Morodok Techo Stadium in Phnom Penh from 8 May, culminating with the women’s and men’s 4 x 400m relay finals on Friday 12 May.

When it comes to the athletes to watch, keep a close eye on Lalu Muhammad Zohri from Indonesia, who shot into the public consciousness with a historic 100m gold at the World U20 Championships in 2018. Zohri’s victory made him the first-ever Indonesian male to win a medal in the history of the championships, and he followed it up in 2019 with silver at the Asian Championships.

In the women’s 400m, Malaysia’s Shereen Vallabuoy is also one to keep a close eye on after her time of 51.8 seconds at the Mt SAC Relays Athletics Championship gave her the title of fastest-ever Malaysian over the distance. She’ll be competing in both the 400m and 4 x 400m relays in Cambodia.

Singapore’s Shanti Pereira brings a wealth of experience in the sprints, with the 2015 and 2021 Southeast Asian Games 200m champion already experiencing the pressure cooker of Olympic competition when she raced at Tokyo 2020 (in 2021).

In the field, Irfan Shamsuddin of Malaysia is a five-time Southeast Asian Games discus champion who has been unbeatable in the championships since 2013.

Southeast Asian Games 2023: Athletics events

Track events:

100m (M/W); 200m (M/W); 400m (M/W); 800m (M/W); 1500m (M/W)

3,000m steeplechase (M/W); 5,000m (M/W); 10,000 (M/W); 110m hurdles (M); 100m hurdles (W); 400m hurdles (M/W); 4 x 100m relay (M/W); 4 x 400m relay (M/W); 4 x 400m mixed relay

Field events

Long jump (M/W); Hammer throw (M/W); Shot put (M/W); High jump (M/W); Pole vault (M/W); Javelin throw (M/W); Triple jump (M/W); Pole vault (M/W); Discus throw (M/W)

Road events

Marathon (M/W); 20km race walk (M/W)

Combined sport events

Decathlon (M); Heptathlon (W)

SEA Games 2023: Full athletics schedule

All times in Indochina Time (ICT).

Saturday 6 May 2023

06:00-09:30: Marathon M & W Final

16:00-17:55 20km Walk M & W Final

Monday 8 May 2023

09:00 100m M Decathlon 1

09:15 200m W Round 1

09:35 200m M Round 1

09:45 Long Jump M Decathlon 2

10:00 1500m W Final

10:00 Hammer Throw W Final

11:15 Shot Put M Decathlon 3

11:20 Hammer Throw M Final

16:00 High Jump M Decathlon 4

16:05 Pole Vault M Final

16:15 200m W Final

16:35 200m M Final

16:40 Javelin Throw M Final

16:50 Triple Jump W Final

17:15 1500m M Final

17:35 5,000m W Final

18:15 400m M Decathlon 5

18:35 4 x 400m Mixed Relay MX Final

Tuesday 9 May

09:00 110m Hurdles M Decathlon 6

09:15 400m W Round 1

09:30 400m M Round 1

09:45 Discus Throw M Decathlon 7

11:00 Pole Vault M Decathlon 8

16:00 Javelin Throw M Decathlon 9

16:05 Long Jump M Final

16:10 High Jump W Final

16:30 400m W Final

16:40 Shot Put M Final

16:45 400m M Final

17:00 5,000m M Final

17:50 3000m Steeplechase W Final

18:30 1500m M Decathlon 10

Wednesday 10 May

09:00 100m Hurdles W Heptathlon 1

09:20 100m Hurdles W Round 1

09:40 High Jump W Heptathlon 2

09:45 110m Hurdles M Round 1

16:00 Shot Put W Heptathlon 3

16:15 110m Hurdles M Final

16:35 100m Hurdles W Final

16:40 Pole Vault W Final

16:50 Long Jump W Final

16:50 800m W Final

16:55 Discus Throw W Final

17:00 800m M Final

17:45 200m W Heptathlon 4

18:20 3,000m Steeplechase M Final

19:00 4 x 100m Relay W Final

19:30 4 x 100m Relay M Final

Thursday 11 May

09:00 Long Jump W Heptathlon 5

09:15 400m Hurdles W Round 1

09:30 400m Hurdles M Round 1

10:00 Javelin Throw W Heptathlon 6

16:00 400m Hurdles W Final

16:05 Triple Jump M Final

16:15 Discus Throw M Final

16:20 400m Hurdles M Final

16:25 Shot Put W Final

16:45 800m W Heptathlon 7

17:05 10,000m M Final

Friday 12 May

09:00 100m M Round 1

09:15 100m W Round 1

09:30 4 x 400m Relay M Round 1

09:45 4 x 400m Relay W Round 1

16:00 High Jump M Final

16:10 Javelin Throw W Final

16:40 100m W Final

16:50 100m M Final

17:00 10,000m W Final

18:05 4 x 400m Relay W Final

18:35 4 x 400m Relay M Final

Where to watch athletics at the Southeast Asian Games 2023 live

The host broadcaster in Cambodia is Cambodia Sports Television (CSTV).

The SEA Games in Singapore will be available to watch on their dedicated mewatch channels.

In Thailand, SEA Games coverage is via the TV Pool 3HD, 5HD, 7HD, MCOT HD, NBT2HD, GMM25, PPTV HD and T Sports.

More information to follow when available.