Another interesting change in format is that they're apparently going to alternate between Men's and Women's attempts - both on the same runway and pit! I'm not too sure how well that will work. Won't there be delays between attempts as the raise the standards up and down?
But it should be an interesting way to do it (and apparently doesn't contravene IAAF rules).
Here's another novel thing they're doing:
As a part of our efforts to bring the sport to the public, we proposed to the IAAF
Council in the spring of 2015 to move the medal ceremonies from within the
competition timetable to our post-competition fan festival celebration in
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Tickets for the entire 4-day event are quite costly - $225 to $385. But if you're just interested in PV, then you just need to buy a $30 ticket for Fri AM, and then you get into the PV event for free! That's what I did.
Who else will be there?
I'd love to chat with anyone here on PVP, so please IM me if you want to meet up - before, after, or during the event.
Or look for me in the Beer Garden in Pioneer Courthouse Square!