Drake Relays Rerun London Olympic Match-Ups

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Drake Relays begin Thursday with its best field in recent memory.

The annual meet had the idea of staging as many rematches of the 2012 London Games as possible to better compete with the more prestigious Penn Relays.

The lure of a $50,000 purse for elite invitational races and $25,000 for special field events has drawn 19 medalists from the London Olympics to Des Moines, including the gold, silver and bronze medalists from the 110-meter hurdles.

The 104th Drake Relays concludes Sunday. Friday and Saturday races are stacked with events featuring the Olympians.


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