The Prefontaine Classic is bringing some amazing athletes to TrackTown to compete on June 4.
Oscar Pistorius — the double amputee who has become known as “The Blade Runner” –will compete in the 400 meters. Pre meet director Tom Jordan told the Register Guard: “I think his participation is an opportunity for Oregon fans to see one of the great stories currently in track and field. He’s known world-wide as ‘The Blade Runner,’ and he has been ruled eligible to compete in IAAF track and field meets. We think the fans at Hayward Field will give him a warm welcome, and hopefully he’ll set a personal best.”
Another South African has also confirmed that she will compete at Pre. Caster Semenya will compete in the 800 meters, as she prepares to defend her World Champion title later in the summer in Daegu, South Korea.