PREFONTAINE NEWS - EUGENE (USA): Olympic and World gold medalist LaShawn Merritt has won an unprecedented five times in the Prefontaine Classic 400, but this year’s one-lapper has exciting fresh talent ready to challenge him. From Botswana two youngsters Karabo Sibanda with Baboloki Thebe, European champion Matthew Hudson-Smith, Indoor king Pavel Maslak, Luguelin Santos of Dominican Republic and from US elite Tony McQuay and Vernon Norwood.

The provisional entry lists for the third meeting of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in Eugene on 26-27 May are now available.

Eight men with sub-10 second lifetime bests will line up for the start of the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 27 May, the third stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series.

Gatlin vs De Grasse - EUGENE (USA): Justin Gatlin vs Andre De Grasse will be the headline of 43rd Prefontaine Classic men 100 m on May 27 (IAAF Diamond League). They will clash for the second time time since Rio finals where Gatlin was 2nd and De Grasse 3rd. Also in the race newcomer US Ronnie Baker who is running personal bests currently, Ben Youssef Meite of Ivory Coast, European 200 m champion Adam Gemili with another Brit CJ Ujah, Chinese record holder Su Bingtian and experienced Mike Rodgers.

City of Cleveland proclaims May 21, 2017 “Jack Staph Day” in honor of long-time executive race director - CLEVELAND (May 21, 2017) – Nearly 15,000 runners were treated to a new and scenic course for the 40th anniversary of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Spirits were high amongst runners and thousands of spectators at the starting line just outside the Quicken Loans Arena, the home of the reigning NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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