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The Rome Golden Gala meet was yesterday and the Prefontaine Classic begins today. Here is a quick recap of Rome:
Usain Bolt allayed doubts, Lolo Jones crashed out of the hurdles (and Dawn Harper won the race), Javier Culson look strong in the 400H (and Felix Sanchez hit the track), Vivian Cheruiyot and Meseret Defar went the full 5,000 meters and Paul Koech just missed the world record. Abebe Arigawa and Fantu Magiso also starred.
Track and Field News has Bolt’s performance the 5th best all-time after adjusting for wind.
Full results from Rome.
Curtis Anderson of the Eugene Register-Guard gives event-by-event previews for the Pre Classic.
Anderson also writes about Friday night’s Kenyan 10,000 trials race. Live coverage is on preclassic.com.
Start list for all the events in the Pre Classic. Dayron Robles is a scratch from the 110 hurdles.
George Schroeder on Steve Prefontaine.
The Los Angeles Times of Los Angeles profiles Bernard Lagat.
Ezkysas Sisay was disqualified from the New York City Marathon after testing positive for doping. He will also be banned from competition for two years.