The annual professional track meet held in Carson, California is back again in 2008. Meet organizers announced two weeks ago that Allyson Felix, Jeremy Wariner, and Tyson Gay, all Adidas runners, have committed to the Adidas Classic.
On Friday meet organizers announced that two more reigning world champions- Bernard Lagat and Jana Rawlinson- and World Indoor Championships silver medalist Jenn Stuczynski have been added to the line up.
The meet typically draws big names on and off the track. Hip hop artist Bow Wow closed the 2006 meet with a live music performance.
The adidas Track Classic will begin at 12:30 p.m. on May 18 at The Home Depot Center, on the campus of California State University- Dominguez Hills. The meet will be broadcast live on ESPN from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. PDT (4 p.m.-6 p.m. EDT).
Produced by Global Athletics & Marketing, Inc., the adidas Track Classic is the second stop of USA Track & Field’s Visa Championship Series. Tickets, from $40 (finish line) down to $10, are now available by calling Ticketmaster at 213-480-3232 or visiting www.Ticketmaster.com. For group sales, call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS. Visit the event website at www.adidasTrackClassic.com for updates and more information.
By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist.