Prefontaine Classic 10,000 Meters - Solinsky Joins Field! - Watch it LIVE

Published by ross
Jun 2nd 2011, 6:28pm | 15027 views
Pre Classic

June 2, 2011
For Immediate Release
Eugene, Oregon 

      American Record holder Chris Solinsky has switched from the 2-Mile to Friday's "Distance Night in Eugene" 10,000 Meter race. It will be only the second 10k of Solinsky's career. Last year, in a stunning debut in the event, he became the first American and first non-African to break the 27-minute barrier, with his 26:59.60.  He finished the year by becoming the first American to break 13:00 three times in one year in the 5000, the event where he starred as a collegian at Wisconsin.

      Solinsky thus joins fellow American star Galen Rupp in a race which could see a new American record by either runner. 

    What a show...and it's free!  "Distance Night in Eugene" starts at 6:40 p.m. with the 30k world record attempt, followed by the women's 5000 at 8:25 p.m. and the men's 10k finishing up the evening under the lights at 8:50 p.m. Tickets for Saturday's blockbuster Prefontaine Classic will be on sale at the Bowerman Building ticket window during Friday's events.


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3 comment(s)
thanks for the help
Wish we could show more, but the 5000 will be on TV the next day.
i am very upset that you are only going to show the mens 10k, why go through all the trouble to get the equipment there to put it on live and only show the 10k? why not show more?
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