With almost everyone's eyes fixated on the clock on Friday (30) on the eve of the main competition programme for the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Galen Rupp remained focused on competing, unmoved by time.
Athletes who have won major titles and Diamond Race trophies lead a pair of one-lap fields at the Prefontaine Classic, the next leg of the IAAF Diamond League which is being held in Eugene on 31 May.
At this time last year, David Rudisha was hoping to make it out on the track at Hayward Field for the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, but was instead destined back to Kenya and on the shelf for the season with a knee injury.
At the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, which opens with a handful of events on 30 May and continues with the main programme on 31 May, all eyes will be on the men’s 800m, specifically for the return of world record-holder and Olympic champion David Rudisha.
The provisional entry lists are now available for the third meeting of the 2014 season of the IAAF Diamond League on 30-31 May in Eugene.
Sandra Perkovic and Vitezslav Vesely are currently the world’s best in their events, but they are not the only gold medallists in the long throws at the Prefontaine Classic, the next leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League in Eugene on 31 May.
Galen Rupp has already set two national records this year, and with good conditions his own US 10,000m best of 26:48.00 could be in jeopardy at the Prefontaine Classic, the third of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League meetings, on Friday night (30).
The 21-year-old Russian high jumper Mariya Kuchina has been among the rising stars of the sport, metaphorically and literally, for several years.
Many of the fastest sprinters in the world are lining up to race in Eugene at the next 2014 IAAF Diamond League meeting, with the landmark 40th Prefontaine Classic at the historic Hayward Field being held this coming Saturday (31).
World and Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha has battled a knee injury for a full year. But now the world record-holder is finally ready for a highly anticipated comeback.
The long wait by world record-holder David Rudisha to return to competition is set to end at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 31 May. The Olympic 800m champion is excited to be finally racing again, as his first start of 2014 will also mark his debut at the Prefontaine Classic.
The fastest young talents in a decade are ready to challenge a 28-year-old defending champion and 39-year-old world champion at the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, over 5000m on 31 May.