Exciting Races at the Prefontaine Classic Track & Field Meet

 In Japan Society News

This past weekend was the Prefontaine Classic Track Meet held at Stanford University. This meet is part of the IAAF Diamond League, an annual series of prestigious track & field competitions. Many famous runners including Justin Gatlin, Christian Coleman, and Michael Norman came to compete.

One of the volunteers, Kaz, shared his experience at the event. Since he did track & field in the past, he has been following the latest trends and knew many of the athletes’ backgrounds. Kaz said he enjoyed volunteering for this meet, since it gave him a rare opportunity to watch his favorite athletes run in-person. He also mentioned how he was able to take photos with some of the runners. One of the athletes, Justin Gatlin, even gave him a shirt for him to keep! Overall, Kaz said he was lucky to have witnessed the meet in-person and watching the athletes compete at such a close distance inspired him to start running again.

(From left to right:) Kaz with Justin Gatlin, Christian Coleman, Michael Norman!

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