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2018 Prefontaine Classic

TrackTown, USA: The 44th Annual Prefontaine Classic meet was held at Historic Hayward Field this afternoon. An international field of stellar athletes gave us their best today, as they always do at this early-in-the-season event. The meet was shown live on NBC, and if you didn't watch it, or tape it... well, I am very sorry for you.

The meeting included two men's mile races. The first mile had all but one racer breaking the 4 minute barrier, and the one not breaking 4 minutes is in high school).

Bill Bowerman, the field is always comprised of the best 4-lappers in the entire whole wide world.

2018 Bowerman Mile

Timothy Cheruiyot breaks the tape

Oregon native (but Texas Longhorn) Ryan Crouser won the heavily-loaded (no pun intended) shot put this afternoon, with a mighty heave of 70 feet, 11 inches. Holy Cow.

Ryan Crouser being interviewed after his victory

Not only was Crouser's victory amazing and impressive to the fans, it was worthy of the "Athlete of the Meet" prize. Yeah, Ryan!

Now, go outside and play.

See meet results here.

Until my next update, I remain, your "made to play" correspondent.

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