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The Nike Pre Classic will be back in Eugene, Oregon!

I did not see this release until today, but I knew it had to be up!

I love the Nike Prefontaine Classic. In the 1980s and 1990s, the Nike Prefontaine Classic saved elite athletics in the U.S. It was how I experienced elite athletics. I love sitting in the stands and enjoying the meet, the athletes, and the competitions.

I look forward to the 2021 event. I hope to be there.

IMG_0204.JPGThe Men's 1,500m, 2019 Nike Pre Classic (in exile, Palo Alto, CA), photo by Brian K. Eder / runblogrun

csm_Photo_25-09-2020__19_19_00__4__6e2439d2f2.jpgWanda Diamond League, photo by Matthew Quine

This is the updated list on the 2021 Wanda Diamond League. Glad to see that 32 events are back on the schedule. That is a good thing (as Martha Stewart would say).

I love Athletissima. I love going to Lausanne. The meet is exceptional. The crowd is amazing. This meet is held in a stadium with exciting views, and I have seen a pole vault duel with Sam Kendricks, Piotr Lisek and Mondo Duplantis, and on the other end I saw Mariya Lasitskene do masterful jumps.

I am hoping to see the 2021 Athletissima in Lausanne. Check the out the release below!

sam kendicks.jpgMondo Duplantis, Renaud Lavllenie, Sam Kendricks, Lausanne, photo by Diamond League

1206432689.jpgMondo Duplantis, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

Stajl3 .jpgDaniel Stahl, discus, photo by Getty Images / Diamond League

Angelica-Bengtsson 2.jpgAngelice Bengstton, photo by Karlstad Meeting

The Bauhaus Galan team is excited to see that Swedish super stars will compete in Stockholm in the discus and pole vault.

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Karsten Warholm, photo by Etienne Fiacre

Stalh2.jpgDaniel Stahl celebrating post event, photo by Chris Cooper

The Bauhaus Galan 2020 meeting was an exciting meeting. This release is about the 2021 date....

Warholm.jpg Karsten Warholm takes EAC 2019, photo by European Athletics / Getty Images

The 400m hurdles may be the most sadistic event in the sport. The 400 meters is an event that challenges all. Add ten hurdles to the 400 meters,

and one has an amazing challenge.

In Stockholm, this past summer, Karston Warholm, almost 'touched the sun', like the Greek mythological character, Icarus. Touching the last hurdle, Karsten Warholm just missed the world record held by Kevin Young since 1992, running a spirited 46.87. An almost perfect race, Karston Warholm had almost run a perfect race, and in that action, showed us that world records, while made to be broken, come in their own time.

Stewart McSweyn won the 1,500m at the Doha Diamond League in 3:30.51. He won big time and with his 3000m Australian record at 7:28.02 (17 Sept 2020), and his Australian record at 10,000m, 27:23.80, set 14 December 2020, Stewart now has 3 Australian records.

1018776362.jpgSir Ian Stewart with Stewart McSweyn, who won the 2018 Emsley Carr Mile, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

Doha Diamond League was a fitting end to a season held in a pandemic.

This is how EME news highlighted the meet.

faith©etiennefiacre.jpgFaith Kipyegon wins the 800m in 1:58.65, Faith's only 800m since 2015! photo by Etienne Fiacre

obiri©etiennefiacre.jpgHellen Obiri takes 3000m in 8:22.54 WL, photo by Etienne Fiacre

The women's 3000m was an amazing race. Hellen Obiri ran an amazing race and pushed seven in the event to PBs! Justin Lagat did this piece on the 2020 Doha Diamond League, the final event of the season.

obiri©etiennefiacre.jpgHellen Obiri, photo by Etienne Fiacre

Doha Diamond League Winners 2020

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