• Farah to face strong field at Pre Classic tonight

Posted by: Watch Athletics

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah is set to line up against very strong field in the 10,000m at the annual Prefontaine Classic (IAAF Diamond League) 10Km race this Friday night.  

Farah is the only man to win Pre fontaine classic 10KM twice in 2011 and 2015 . At 2011 Pre Classic Farah set his personal best and British record of 26:46.57. Last year he came back to win the event again clocking sub 27. 

Top athletes in men's 10K tonight include Zersenay Tadese the 6 time world champion of Eritrea in half marathon and track. The race organizers have also attracted Ethiopians Ibrahim Jeilan, who beat Farah at 2011 world champions, Tariku Bekele the Olympic bronze medalist in 10K and world indoor champion in 3000m in 2008 and  Imane Merga with 26:48.35 PB

High caliber Kenyan runners such as Josphat Kipkoech Bett (PB 26:48.99) the Commonwealth Games silver medalist, Emmanuel Kipkemei Bett (PB 26:51.16) and Stephen Sambu (26:54.61) have been also added to the race.

The event will conclude on Saturday afternoon with lots of exciting track action.

The 42nd Prefontaine Classic, (IAAF Diamond League) will be held May 27-28 at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. 

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