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Prefontaine’s Last Race Was 40 Years Ago – May 29 1975

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Prefontaine Diamond League – May 30

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Shanghai Diamond League

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The highlight of the meet was Almaz Ayana running the third fastest 5000 metres ever, 14:14.32, to win by 150 metres. Only Tirunesh Dibaba (14:11.15) and Meseret Defar (14:12.88) have ever ran faster.

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Liverpool Legend Says Goodbye

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There may be arguments about who is the greatest Liverpool player ever – Steven Gerrard or Kenny Dalglish, but Pele said before the 2006 World Cup that Gerrard never gets the recognition he deserves, because he is a midfielder and not a forward. He said that Gerrard was the best player in the world and he had been for the last five years!

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Farah Edged Out In Season Opener

Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia (R) reacts as he win the 3000m competition ahead of Olympic champion Mo Farah (L) of Great Britain at the Diamond League athletics meeting at the Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on May 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MARWAN NAAMANIMARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images

Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia (R) reacts as he win the 3000m competition ahead of Olympic champion Mo Farah (L) of Great Britain at the Diamond League athletics meeting at the Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on May 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MARWAN NAAMANIMARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images

Mo Farah and Hagos Gebrhiwet were separated by 0.14 at the finish as the Ethiopian scored a narrow 7:38.22 victory.

There were three Diamond League records as Chritian Taylor and Pedro Pablo Picardo were involved in the greatest triple jump competition ever, as two men went over 18 metres for the first time in history. Picardo won in 18.06, a Cuban record and 3rd all-time, with Taylor getting fourth all-time in 18.04.

Jasmin Stowers, an internationally unknown LSU graduate won the 100 metres hurdles in a stunning 12.35, a Diamond League record.

Allyson Felix also got a DL record, winning the 200 metres in 21.98, her fastest since the Olympics.

The long jump saw Shara Proctor equal her British record of 6.95 in second and Lorraine Ugen in fourth, suddenly going 3rd on the UK all-time list with 6.92.

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Doha Diamond League

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Double Olympic champion Mo Farah makes his Doha debut.

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Maton Joins High School Legends

High school athlete Matthew Maton crosses the finish line during the one mile event. The University of Oregon hosted the Twilight Track Meet at Hayward Field on Friday. The Ducks performed well overall, and Matthew Maton, a senior at Summit high school in Bend, and a Duck recruit, finished the mile in 3:59.38, becoming the sixth high school male athlete to finish in under four minutes. Cameron Shultz, Oregon News Lab

High school athlete Matthew Maton crosses the finish line during the one mile event. The University of Oregon hosted the Twilight Track Meet at Hayward Field on Friday. The Ducks performed well overall, and Matthew Maton, a senior at Summit high school in Bend, and a Duck recruit, finished the mile in 3:59.38, becoming the sixth high school male athlete to finish in under four minutes. Cameron Shultz, Oregon News Lab

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Maton’s mother, Michelle Dekkers, was the 1988 NCAA cross country champion. He broke Galen Rupp’s 1500 metres state record in April when he did 3:42.52. He will attend the University of Oregon in the fall.

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Diamond League Returns On Friday

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