In a highly anticipated event at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on May 25, fans are gearing up for an electrifying clash in the Bowerman Mile. This eagerly awaited race will see Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen, world gold medalist Josh Kerr, and US record-holder Yared Nuguse go head-to-head in what promises to be an unforgettable showdown.

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With the Paris Olympics just over two months away, tensions are running high following a winter filled with verbal jousting, particularly between Ingebrigtsen and Kerr. The stage is set for these athletes to settle their scores in a thrilling early-summer battle at this esteemed Diamond League event.

Returning for his seventh appearance at the Pre Classic, Ingebrigtsen is determined to defend his 2023 Bowerman Mile title, which also secured him the Diamond League Final trophy last year. His record-setting performance of 3:43.73 not only etched his name in Norwegian history but also set a new meet record and stood as the third-fastest mile ever run. In a nail-biting finish, he narrowly edged out Nuguse, who himself achieved an impressive American record time of 3:43.97.

Fresh off his triumph in the world indoor 3000m title in Glasgow, Kerr is poised to make his mark in his Pre Classic debut. His recent victory over Nuguse in Glasgow adds further intrigue to his participation in this highly anticipated event.

The Bowerman Mile, named in honor of the iconic coach Bill Bowerman, boasts a rich history, having witnessed 389 sub-4:00 mile performances over the years. As athletes prepare to take to the track, spectators can expect an enthralling spectacle filled with intense competition and the potential for record-breaking performances.