Back to this year's 10,000 meter trials. They are held in Eugene, the home of Nike. Nike also happens to sponsor nearly all of these athletes as well as the whole Pre Classic weekend. Nike has great relationships with Kenyan athletes and often their coaches and agents as well. It is going to be more about brand promotion than about the actual track and field which might push it too far. Maybe Nike is going to say that Galen and Dathan get to run in the Kenyan Trials to get pulled along to fast times? I'm not really sure why the Kenyan Olympic Trials 10k is being held in Eugene but it is.
|2||26:48.99||Josphat Bett||KEN||Eugene OR|
|3||26:50.63||Paul Tanui||KEN||Eugene OR|
|6||26:54.25||Mathew Kisorio||KEN||Eugene OR|
|7||26:54.64||Mark Kiptoo||KEN||Eugene OR|
|8||26:55.29||Leonard Komon||KEN||Eugene OR|
|11||27:06.35||Geoffrey Kipsang||KEN||Eugene OR|
|12||27:10.05||Moses Masai||KEN||Eugene OR|
|13||27:13.67||Bidan Karoki||KEN||Stanford CA|
|15||27:22.09||John Cheruiyot||KEN||Eugene OR|
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