2021 Prefontaine Classic: Date, schedule and how to live stream Sha'Carri Richardson's return
The Prefontaine Classic is set to kick off in Eugene, Oregon, this weekend
The Prefontaine Classic is set to kick off in Eugene, Oregon, on August 20-21. Hayward Field will host the 46th Prefontaine Classic, a part of the Wanda Diamond League of international track and field meets.
The event comes at the heels of the end of the Olympics which took place in Tokyo this year. Among the track and field wonders reported by MEAWW was Sha'Carri Richardson, who was denied her spot at the Olympics this year due to a failed drug test. Other athletes like Dalilah Muhammad took center stage after being part of the women's 4x400m relay team which won gold.
Richardson will get the chance to prove her mettle when she runs the 100 meters at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, next week, the Wall Street Journal reports. And she'll be pitted against the greatest in the world: The Jamaican trio of Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson, who swept the 100m medal stand at the Tokyo Olympics, will also compete. Here's what you need to know about the exciting forthcoming games.
Sha'Carri Richardson will be one of nine competitors in the women's 100m sprint at next weekend's Prefontaine Classic.— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) August 14, 2021
The field includes Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson who won gold, silver and bronze in the 100m final in Tokyo 👀 pic.twitter.com/eL9GBJPMFF
Air date and time
The 2021 Nike Prefontaine Classic is set to kick off at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Eugene, and will go on for two days, Friday, August 20, and Saturday, August 21. Considered one of the best track and field meets in the world, the event is set to begin at 11:05 pm ET, according to Runnerspace.
In-stadium commentary by Katharine Merry, a former Olympic medallist in the 400 metres, will set the tone for Women's Distance Night.
How to live stream?
The Nike Prefontaine Classic will be live streamed on USATF.TV on the night of Friday, August 20, and shown live on NBC internationally on Saturday, August 21. The event will begin with women’s Distance Night in Eugene, while the main program will take place the following day.
How to buy tickets?
If you want to catch the action at Eugene, tickets for the 46th annual Prefontaine Classic are on sale at goducks.com. Prices per seat range from $60 to $90. A promo code could help you get a discount. Your Saturday meet ticket will now include a reserved seat at the popular distance events for the first time, according to Eugene Cascades Coast.
The Jamaican women who completed a clean sweep of the medals in the 100m Olympic final in Tokyo will get an opportunity to battle again when the Diamond League season resumes with the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon on August 21.— Jamaica Gleaner (@JamaicaGleaner) August 14, 2021
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800 meter (Women's Distance)
Andre De Grasse
Lomont Marcell Jacobs
Marie-Josee Ta Lou
Catch all the action at the 2021 Nike Prefontaine Classic this weekend on August 20 and 21.