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The Nike Pre Classic has hosted some amazing competitions. The 10,000 meters distance seems to be a good one for them. In 2011, they hosted a 10,000m on the Friday night, and Mo Farah won his first big 10,000 meters. In 2012, they hosted the men's Kenyan 10,000m Trials. In 2013, the NIke Pre Classic will host the Ethiopian 10,000 meter Trials for both men and women!
Last year, Ethiopia has their men run 10,000 meters at two different events to pick their team. This year, they are picking 1, 2, 3 at the Pre Classic, for both men and women at 10,000 meters, which be be held on Friday, May 31, 2013. Stay tuned for more information on the event!
Ethiopia to host men's and women's 10,000m Trials at Nike Pre Classic Friday night on May 31, 2013....#preclassic
PRE CLASSIC 10K RACES SELECTED AS ETHIOPIAN TRIALS
Eugene--The Ethiopian Athletic Federation has designated the men's and women's 10,000-meter events at the Prefontaine Classic as Ethiopia's selection races for this summer's World Championships.
Dube Jillo, the Federation's Sport Development & Competition Director, announced that "the 2013 Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting in Eugene Oregon [will] host the Ethiopian National 10,000m trials for both the Men and Women, on the 31st May 2013. The race will host the best of our Ethiopian 10,000m athletes and will serve as the platform for all selection for our 10,000m teams for the IAAF World Championships held in Moscow, Russia in August 2013."
This is the second year running that the Prefontaine Classic has been accorded the honor of staging another country's trials race. Last year's thrilling 10k for men selected Kenya's team to the London Olympic Games. This year's "Distance Night In Eugene" on Friday, May 31st, will feature 10k races for men and women, and will also be open to athletes from nations other than Ethiopia.
With the World Championships limiting entrants to 3 per country, and with the depth of talent from Ethiopia, Kenya, and the United States among others, both trials races at this year's Eugene Samsung Diamond League meet will be the deepest in quality of the year. The events on Friday night, including the trials races, will again be free of charge to the public thanks to title sponsor Nike.
In the coming weeks, the Ethiopian Federation will designate those athletes eligible to compete for their World Championships 10k teams in Eugene, and the names of entrants from other countries will be released by the meet.
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