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SECOND WAVE OF TOP NAMES FOR DRAKE RELAYS
DES MOINES (USA): The 106th Drake Relays end of April announced second wave of top names for this year. In women hurdles Dawn Harper-Nelson will clash with Queen Harrison, Lolo Jones, Brianna Rollins, Eurochamp Tiffany Porter and indoor revelation Sharika Nelvis. They will also compete in the traditional shuttle relay. Great also men 400 m hurdles with Javier Culson against Michael Tinsey, Johnny Dutch and Briton Dai Greene. Women 400 m is offering Sanya Richards-Ross, Francena McCorory, Jamaican Novlene Williams-Mills and Natasha Hastings. In the women 400 m hurdles former World champ Lashinda Demus is going to clash with Georganne Moline for example. French star Teddy Tamgho is facing in triple jump US top two stars Christian Taylor and Will Claye. In women high jump Chaunte Lowe with Spanish Ruth Beitia will be two veterans clashing.
(Editor's note: Hy-vee is sponsoring the Drake Relays once again, and we applaud their support! I really like the competition and focus on rivalries. It is what I like on the Pre Classic as well. Rivalries make our sport exciting!)
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): Usain Bolt will run his first international meet of the season in Rio De Janeiro on , report ESPN Brazil. This will be the third year in a row that Bolt has competed in the Mano a Mano athletic challenge, which this year will move from Copacobana beach to the Brazilian Jockey Club. The multiple world and Olympic gold medallist will in the 100 m race against two other international sprinters and one local athlete. Bolt ran 10.06 (-0.9) at the meet in 2014.