Pre Classic News: Big Friday night at Hayward Field!


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EUGENE (USA): The Friday evening programe at Hayward Field will see three Diamond League events. Women discus with Sandra Perkovic, women long jump with Tiana Bartoletta against Ivana Spanovic and Brittney Reese and men shot put with US elite Joe Kovacs and Kurt Roberts against Tom Walsh and Tomasz Majewski. Men hammer will be staged as part of IAAF HT Challenge with World champion Pawel Fajdek as the top name. Men 10 000 m will see Mo Farah against a large group of Kenyans and Ethiopians. In the field also Half Marathon World record holder Zersenay Tadese and going for his first quick 10k will be Augustine Choge. In the women 5000 m Kenyan´s are the strongest group with Vivian Cheruiyot, Viola Kibiwot, Sally Kipyego and Betsy Saina with Helen Obiri. US record holder Molly Huddle and in-shape Belaynesh Oljira are in the field too. USATF High Performance 800 m is headlined by Alysia Montano, Chanelle Price and Lara Roesler.

EUGENE (USA): World Indoor champion Matt Centrowitz scratched from Bowerman Mile.

EUGENE (USA): Italian high jump star Alessia Trost will open her road to Rio at Prefontaine Classic on Saturday.

EUGENE (USA): Just Gatlin before his Saturday 100 m race confirmed to media that he wants to continue with his career until 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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