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It's been more than three years, but the Pre Classic is finally returning home to Hayward Field this weekend.

And what a meet the fans in Eugene will see. We've got record chases, Olympic rematches, and one of the most anticipated races of the year between Sha'Carri Richardson and Jamaican Olympic champions Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. The action is going to be incredible and it starts tonight's with Sifan Hassan's WR attempt in the women's 5,000 meters.

It's even got us wondering if this is the best Pre Classic ever? (And yes, it feels like we say that every year, but the post-Olympic fields really are that good -- there will be 26 gold medals from Tokyo making their way to Oregon this week).

Plus we've got fall marathon fields to salivate over. After Boston led the way last week, Chicago and NYC both unveiled their fields for this year's races and we've got some thoughts. Read on...and enjoy Pre!
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The Prefontaine Classic Is Going To Be INCREDIBLE – Top 10 Races at the 2021 Prefontaine Classic
For the first time in 1,182 days, the Prefontaine Classic will be held at Hayward Field and this may be the best one in history. Jonathan Gault counts down his best races, which includes Olympic rematches in the 800s, a sub-9:00 bid by Courtney Frerichs, a WR attempt by Sifan Hassan, and the women's 100 we've all been waiting for.
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We Break Down the NYC & Chicago Marathon Fields
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Bekele will make his NYC debut just six weeks after Berlin. Will he be recovered enough to make it to the start line? We got the inside scoop from his agent Jos Hermens.
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The 2021 NYC Marathon Fields Are Set. Here Are the Biggest Storylines. 
Kenenisa Bekele is making his NYC debut, Kibiwott Kandie is making his major marathon debut and Peres Jepchirchir is chasing history. Plus how do the 2021 NYC, Boston and Chicago fields stack up against each other?
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2021 Chicago Marathon Elite Women’s Field Is Released — It Features Just 1 International Woman With A PB Under 2:30
With just three women with PBs under 2:25, is the Chicago women's field worthy of major status in 2021?
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Final Grades Are in For Tokyo
Grading the American Mid-Distance/Distance Runners at Tokyo 2020
From A+ to F, Jonathan Gault hands out grades to all 32 American mid-d/distance runners who competed in Tokyo/Sapporo.
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