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!
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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