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September 16, 2023

Jakob Ingebrigtsen (3:43.73) Tops Yared Nuguse (3:43.97) in Epic 2023 Bowerman Mile

Both men narrowly missed Hicham El Guerrouj's WR of 3:43.13 as Nuguse smashed Alan Webb's 3:46.91 American record.
September 15, 2023

Jakob Ingebrigtsen to Yared Nuguse: “Stick to Me as Long as You Can and We'll Get You Sub-3:46”

Ingebrigtsen said the wind on Hayward Field's back straight could prevent a super fast time but Nuguse is confident he's in shape to break Alan Webb's 3:46.91 American record.
September 14, 2023

7 Reasons to Get Excited for the 2023 Prefontaine Classic Diamond League Final

From Jakob Ingebrigtsen's mile/3k double, a potential mile AR from Yared Nuguse, a potential WR from Shericka Jackson, & more, 2023 Pre has it all including Noah Lyles and Sha'Carri Richardson in the 100s.
September 12, 2023

Athing Mu A Surprise Entrant for Pre Classic Diamond League Final

We thought Mu's 2023 season was over but she is entered at Pre, which would be her first Diamond League since June 2022.
May 28, 2022

2022 Pre Classic Men's Recap: Ingebrigtsen Cruises, Aregawi Dominates, & Michael Norman Is Back

Berihu Aregawi won the 5k by 16+ seconds while Norman broke the Diamond League record in the 400 (43.60) and high schooler Colin Sahlman ran 3:56.24.
May 27, 2022

2022 Pre Classic Preview: Star-Studded Matchups Everywhere You Look

From Elaine Thompson-Herah and Sha'Carri Richardson in the 100 to Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Cole Hocker in the Bowerman Mile, the world and America's best are all in Eugene this weekend.
May 26, 2022

Your Guide to the World Record Attempts at the 2022 Pre Classic

Joshua Cheptegei is looking to lower his 5,000 WR and we will get a showdown between Francine Niyonsaba and Sifan Hassan in the women's 2-mile.
May 25, 2022

2022 USA 10,000 Champs Preview: Can Grant Fisher & Elise Cranny Make It a Bowerman TC Sweep?

After his AR in March, Fisher is favored to win his first national title but he'll have to take down reigning champ and BTC teammate Woody Kincaid.
May 20, 2019

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:
January 03, 2019

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.