The 2019 Pre Classic was an amazing event. We called it, Pre in Exile. The Pre meet had moved to Palo Alto in 2019 only. The event had a strong crowd, huge performances, and exciting finishes. It also showed that Palo Alto should host a Diamond League meeting every year!
The crowd of 8,000 plus were entertained by two complete hours of amazing competition and the finest athletes on the Nike roster, plus some of the finest global athletes who were not with Nike. My fave events? Well, the men’s 2 mile, the men’s PV and the women’s 3000m.
My favorite quote, comes from Rai Benjamin, who was seated with his family in front of me, after his masterful 47.16. Of Justin Gatlin, Rai noted, ” Justin still has some serious moves at 36.”