The Diamond League In Iowa?
“Great atmosphere. I’ll definitely probably be back next year.
Afterwards, everybody kind of said the same thing – they’re glad that’s over with. It takes a mental state to get prepared for a race of that magnitude this early in the season, not even a Diamond League race. They should make this Diamond League for sure if they’re going to keep stacking the field like that.”
– LaShawn Merritt after he won $25,000 in a stacked showdown against Kirani James, Luguelin Santos, Jeremy Wariner and others at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. It was Merritt’s first ever Drake, which featured a fireworks introduction in the Moscow Rematch races. Read our recap of Friday’s action at Drake here.