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Much like the Pre Classic, the adidas Grand Prix, New York City's Diamond League meet has been must-see and looks to be the same way this year. Several of the absolute best athletes in the world today will be competing. 800 meter World Record holder and Olympic Champion David Rudisha headlines a list of stars including Jamaican sprint heroes Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Yohan Blake, New Zealand's unbeatable queen of the Shot Put Valerie Adams, New York state's Olympic Pole Vault champ Jenn Suhr and two of the best High Jumpers ever Bohdan Bondarenko and Mutaz Essa Barshim. Much like the rest of the Diamond League this is a meet that is not to be missed.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Renaund Lavillenie, the men’s 2012 Olympic gold medalist from France, and Yarisley Silva, the women’s 2012 Olympic silver medalist from Cuba, won the sixth annual Drake Relays Pole Vault at the Mall presented by Hy-Vee on Wednesday (April 23) at the Jordan Town Creek Center.

Three of the most prominent athletes in the sport are the latest stars to join the fields for the adidas Grand Prix in New York, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, which on 14 June will be the 10th year of bringing the world’s top athletes to Icahn Stadium, organizers announced on Wednesday (23).

The Prefontaine Classic 400 meter race this year is set to be a fantastic race. Last year LaShawn Merritt and Kirani James battled to the line in a very close race and they will be racing each other again. Last year's World Silver medalist Tony McQuay will also be racing as will this year's World Indoor Silver medalist Chris Brown. The Prefontaine Classic is always one of the best meets in the world and 2014 will be great as usual.

The world’s two best 400m runners headline another loaded field in Eugene on 31 May at the 40th Prefontaine Classic, the third leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League, as world champion LaShawn Merritt takes on Olympic champion Kirani James.

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