Friday, September 7, 2007

Lagat & Walker set to compete in Zurich Friday night...

Double world champion (1500/5000) Bernard Lagat (left, #1113, staking out Uganda's Moses Kipsiro in the final lap of the 5000 /photo by Paul Merca) and pole vaulter Brad Walker are among the headliners for Friday's Zurich Weltklasse meet in the Swiss city.

The Weltklasse, which is part of the IAAF Golden League series of meets, is perhaps the crown jewel of one-day track meets, with a prize money pool of $1.4 million USD.

Lagat, who competed for Washington State University in the late 1990s, will compete in the 3000 meters, which features all the medalists from the Osaka 5000 meter race last Sunday.

Meanwhile, 2005 University of Washington grad Brad Walker, who won the global title last Saturday, takes on German Danny Ecker and Russian Igor Pavlov, third and fourth respectively in Osaka.

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