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RE: What was your favorite race at Hayward Field? The top pros share their favorite Hayward field memories
I first visited Hayward Field in August 1968. Jim Ryun raced Marty Liquori in an Olympic Trials tuneup meet. Ryun won 3:59.0 to 3:59.3. I remember it was raining and they still had the old cinder track.
Next time I went was 1971 AAU. Pre won the 3-mile against Shorter and Lindgren. Also was at the 1972 OT when Pre won the 5,000 against George Young in an AR 13:22.8.
Since then, attended many Pre Classics and other events. Saw Rudy Chapa and Alberto Salazar run a great 3,000 at Oregon Twilight. I think Chapa ran an AR 7:37, Salazar about 7:43.
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