EUGENE (USA): Three world record attempts outside of the Diamond League, plus the US 10,000-meter championships, open proceedings tomorrow night at the Pre Classic. Meanwhile, Armand Duplantis, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Ryan Crouser and Jakob Ingebrigtsen are some of the big names in action on Saturday.
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Short Pre Classic Previews
Pre Classic Men’s Events
100 meters: Christian Coleman, Trayvon Bromell and Fred Kerley face-off but Erriyon Knighton may be due for his first sub-10 after the 200-meter breakthrough.
400 meters: The field features four sub-44 runners in Kirani James, Michael Cherry, Michael Norman and Isaac Makwala.
Bowerman Mile: Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen takes on world champion Timothy Cheruiyot, with world leader Abel Kipsang looking to break in.
5000 meters (Non-DL; Friday): Joshua Cheptegei is due to go after his own world record of 12:35.36.
5000 meters: A second 5000-metre treat of the weekend sees Olympic 10,000-meter champion Selemon Barega stepping down and world indoor
1500-meter champion Samuel Tefera in his first race over 3000 meters. However, Mo Ahmed, competing for the first time since his 26:34 10,000 meters in March, could be strong.
10,000 meters (US Champs, Friday): Grant Fisher leads the way with his 26:33 from April. William Kincaid and Ben True are among eight sub-27:30 runners.
400-meter hurdles: Alison Dos Santos looks to follow up his great opener; Khallifah Rosser is the next quickest this year in the field, while Yasmani Copello looks to bounce back from his sixth in Doha.
Pole vault: Mondo Duplantis looks to hit the huge heights again. Chris Nilsen and Renaud Lavillenie are looking to challenge.
Shot: Ryan Crouser returns to the venue of his world record last year. The field includes the next three on the world list, Joe Kovacs, Zane Weir and Nick Ponzio, plus Tomas Walsh.
Pre Classic Women’s Events
100 meters: Elaine Thompson-Herah returns to the scene of her 10.54 from last summer. Shericka Jackson, Dina Asher-Smith and Sha’Carri Richardson are also involved in a loaded field.
200 meters: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce moves up and will be favourite, with Brittany Brown among the challengers. Mujinga Kambundji competes internationally for the first time since her world indoor 60-meter win.
800 meters: Olympic silver winner Keely Hodgkinson leads the way after Athing Mu’s withdrawal. Jemma Reekie, Raevyn Rogers and Ajee Wilson are the other biggest names along with WL holder Allie Wilson.
1500 meters: The top two from Tokyo meet in Faith Kipyegon and Laura Muir. World indoor record-holder Gudaf Tsegay is also there.
2 miles (Friday): Francine Niyonsaba and Sifan Hassan will attempt to break the world best of 8:58.58 set by Meseret Defar in 2007.
5000 meters (Friday): Letsenbet Gidey will attack her own world record. Winny Chebet and Rahel Daniel are among the opposition.
10,000 meters (US Champs, Friday): Elise Cranny is a late withdrawal. Karissa Schweizer and Emily Infeld are next fastest.
3000-meter steeplechase: Peruth Chemutai and Courtney Frerichs go head to head after their Olympic1-2. Norah Jeruto is quickest in the field with her win from this meeting last year.
100-meter hurdles: Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn faces world record-holder Keni Harrison.
High jump: Yaroslava Mahuchikh makes her season debut against Vashti Cunningham.
Long jump: Ivana Vuleta returns to the long jump with Ese Brume and Tara Davis, two other 7-meter jumpers in the field.
Discus: Valerie Allman is a big favourite. Sandra Perkovic and Kristin Prudenz are among the challengers.
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