For the third year in a row, Caster Semenya was undefeated but was this the last of her dominance? Domestically, Ajee Wilson was the best of a strong group of US runners. Should US#3 Ce'Aira Brown be ranked in the world's top 10?
Semenya specifically requested that the meet run the 600 instead of the 800 and she may go for the 20-year-old WR of 1:22.63 while facing world silver medalist Francine Niyonsaba. Other world champions include Phyllis Francis, Ramil Guliyev, Dafne Schippers and Sam Kendricks vs Renaud Lavillenie.
Francine Niyonsaba and Ajee Wilson threw the best challenge at her they could, but in the end Caster Semenya was just too good and took her third world title (fifth global gold) in a PB and NR of 1:55.16.
Elijah Manangoi headlines the 1500, all of Rio medallists in the women's 800 will clash, and 16-year-old sensation Jakob Ingebrigtsen will race in front of the home fans in the "Dream Mile" which is being set up just for him. *IAAF preview.
Some of the events at the 2017 Pre Classic are without a doubt better than the 2017 Rio Olympic finals. We're so excited we even preview the men's pole vault and women's 200 but we also will see a loaded women's 1500 with Faith Kipyegon, Laura Muir and Jenny Simpson and possibly the youngest sub-4 mile in history.