EUGENE, Ore. – The world’s fastest athletes, Sha’Carri Richardson and Noah Lyles, are expected to take the stage on Saturday, September 16 at The Prefontaine Classic, which serves as this year’s Wanda Diamond League Final.
Both athletes have been confirmed to headline their respective 100-meter races, The Prefontaine Classic announced today.
Sha’Carri Richardson declared, “I’m not back. I’m better.” following her 100-meter win at the 2023 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships in July at Hayward Field. She followed her national title by taking home gold at the 2023 World Athletics Championships Budapest23 in both the 100-meter and 4×100-meter relay, and bronze in the 200-meters. The two-time World Champion intends on keeping that promise at this year’s Prefontaine Classic women’s 100-meter.
Fresh off a legendary World Athletics Championships gold medal triple (100-meter, 200-meter, and 4×100-meter relay), Noah Lyles looks to add another Wanda Diamond League Champion trophy to his case. Already a four-time Diamond League Final Champion in the 200m (2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022), Lyles is seeking his first title in the 100-meter from the event. The Olympic medalist’s wind-legal personal best of 9.83s was set just this season and currently has him ranked first globally in the event.
Saturday’s session of The Prefontaine Classic begins at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. The specific timetable will be released at a future date via Pre Classic’s website, email, and social media channels. Single day tickets are on sale at PreClassic.com/tickets. Until noon Pacific timeon Wednesday, September 6, tickets to Saturday’s session are just $25.