It’s a big day today in Nikeland as The 47th Nike Prefontaine Classic kicks off today. Having been around since 1975, the event takes place at the iconic and newly renovated Hayward Field through tomorrow. Building on the success of last year (which was the first year of competition in the new facility), Hayward Field is considered by many to be the “finest track and field facility in the world.
Furthermore, the classic, which is named after the legend Steve Prefontaine, is the premier track & field meet in the US and part of the Wanda Diamond League, the annual worldwide series of elite track and field athletic competitions. It is the only professional T&F Diamond League event in the United States.