LetsRun.com's adidas Grand Prix Quick Preview

By LetsRun.com
June 11, 2010

Adidas - 7 Excellent Distance Fields Make Bolt-less Meet Well Worth Watching

*Live Television: NBC 4-6pm Eastern
adidas Grand Prix Schedule/Startlists

Visa Men's 1500
Bernard Lagat, Leo Manzano, Matt Tegenkamp, Dorian Ulrey, David Torrence, Lopez Lomong, Deresse Mekonnen, Shedrack Korir go for top prize. Can anyone beat Lagat?

Women's 1500
Internationals Gelete Burka, Meseret Defar, Nancy Langat, Kenia Sinclair face off with every top American including Anna Pierce, Morgan Uceny, Shannon Rowbury, Christin Wurth-Thomas, Jenny Barringer and Shalane Flanagan.

Women's 5000m
Sentayehu Ejigu
, Tirunesh Dibaba to lock horns in what should be fast race. Americans Amy Yoder-Begley, Jen Rhines, Sara Slattery plus OTC's Sally Kipyego hope to run prs.

Men's 800
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
, Asbel Kiprop, Khadevis Robinson, Nick Symmonds, Alfred Kirwa Yego, and Jacob Hernandez make up most of the interesting field.

Jim Ryun High School Dream Mile
Jake Hurysz, Kirubel Erassa, Lukas Verzbicas, Pat Schellberg, Cole Watson, Colby Alexander... need we say more? Verzbicas ran a 3:56 downhill road mile just days ago.

Men's Steeplechase
Anthony Famiglietti and top Americans (Daniel Huling, Steve Slattery, Bill Nelson, Brian Olinger) take on sub-8:10'ers Paul Koech and Patrick Langat

Jim Ryun High School Girls Dream Mile
Emily Sisson, Cory McGee, Eleanor Fulton look for national bests at or around 4:40.

Top Non-Distance Events:

  • Women's 200m with Allyson Felix and Veronica Campbell-Brown and others will be top sprinting event.
  • Jenn Suhr makes her return to the pole vault.
  • No Tyson Gay or Usain Bolt means another sprinter can make a name in the 100m.
  • Bershawn Jackson vs. Kerron Clement again at 400m hurdles.





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