2019 Prefontaine Classic

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Stanford, CA
June 30, 2019

A New Era Begins: Why Matthew Centrowitz Left the Nike Oregon Project for Bowerman Track Club

The Olympic 1500 champ talks about why he ditched Alberto Salazar for Jerry Schumacher. *MB: Centro reveals why he left NOP

RRW: Prefontaine At Stanford Is One For The Record Books

Pre Men's Recap: Chelimo is Back, Centro Debuts, Cheptegei and Cheruiyot are the Kings, and Coleman is Very Fast

Women's Prefontaine Recap: Hassan Wins Greatest Clean* Women's 3000 Ever, Faith Kipyegon Returns in Style, Caster Semenya Wins Again, Houlihan, Coburn Impress

Pre Classic Media Day Highlights: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Explains How She Ran 10.73 After a C-Section, Laura Muir Has All the Pieces Now, & More

Plus Christian Coleman doesn't want to talk about Noah Lyles anymore, Sha'Carri Richardson recalls watching the Beijing Olympics at age 8, Genzebe Dibaba punts when asked about her current training situation,  Michael Norman tells us whether or not he's leaning towards the 200/400 double and the bibs say "Eugene" instead of "Palo Alto" on them.

4 Big Storylines to Follow at Pre: How Will The 3 Olympic Champs Returning From Layoffs Do, Old vs. New in the Women's 100 & More

We also wonder how fast will Michael Norman and Christian Coleman run and do Justin Gatlin & LaShawn Merritt have anything left?

2019 Pre Classic Women's Distance Preview: USA vs the World in the Steeple, Semenya (and Kipyegon & Houlihan & Ayana) Returns

The 3k is ridiculously stacked (Dibaba vs Ayana vs Hassan vs Obiri). Heck, EVERY event is ridiculously stacked. The women's steeple features 6 of the 8 fastest women ever, the 1500 has Houlihan vs Muir vs Kipyegon, and the 800 has Semenya. Oh boy.

2019 Pre Classic Men's Distance Preview: Centro Returns in a Stacked Bowerman Mile vs. Kejelcha, Cheruiyot, J. Ingebrigtsen & More

Centro hasn't raced all year but will run his first race in a Bowerman TC singlet on Sunday against former teammates Yomif KejelchaClayton Murphy, and Craig Engels. Barega faces Paul Chelimo and World XC champ Joshua Cheptegei in the 2-mile.

Schedule, Entries, & Results for 2019 Prefontaine Classic

TV & Streaming Information for 2019 Prefontaine Classic

Caster Semenya to Race 3,000 Meters at 2019 Prefontaine Classic Against Loaded Field

Semenya has said she won't lower her testosterone and she's also said she won't run the 5000 so the 3000 seems to be an ideal temporary fit for her. *MB:

Prefontaine Classic Director Tom Jordan on New Diamond League Format: Original Proposal Was to Drop All Races Longer Than the Mile

Where Will The 2019 Prefontaine Classic Be Held? Stanford Most Likely

Stanford officials are "currently discussing the possibility" of hosting the 2019 Pre Classic and Stanford already appears as the location on an officials' calendar for the USATF Pacific Association.