We came across this press release today:
The press release is interesting.
Portland Track wrote:
The second meet, the Portland 10,000m, is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, staging one men’s and one women’s 10,000m race. After the Memorial van Damme meeting in Brussels canceled their 10,000m race in 2014, agents and athletes spoke for the need for another mid-to-late season 10,000m event. What better way than to stage a one hour event with many of the world’s best 10k runners, in the United States.
Since it's before Worlds, we imagine they won't get any world beaters.
That reminds us. At LetsRun.com, we've long kicked around the idea of staging events
One idea would be to have a Stanford type time trial but in the US but after the world championship season. Try to get the world's best, put a ton of money for a WR and see what happens.
We would rely on the LetsRun nation to find the best weather in the country say on September 10. Is Stanford still totally calm and ideal that type of year? Any meterologists out there? What would be the best place in the US to host a 10,000 in the US. No wind and cool temps.