30 May '16, 9pm

Asbel Kiprop snags his fourth Bowerman Mile! Here is RRW's story! #preclassic

KIPROP SNAGS FOURTH BOWERMAN MILE WIN AT PRE CLASSIC By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved, used with permission. EUGENE, Ore. (27-May) -- In 2012 Asbel Kiprop came here to race the Bowerman Mile at the Prefontaine Classic. He was the reigning Olympic and world 1500m champion and he prevailed over 18 other top milers in a world-leading 3:49.40. It was his third victory here, but he had hoped to run faster. "I'm happy I won and I like to win," Kiprop told Race Results Weekly in 2012, lamenting his time. "Sometimes it happens that way." Fast forward four years, and at today's 42nd Prefontaine Classic at historic Hayward Field a similar race played out for Kiprop, now 26. Off of a slow first quarter (58.0 seconds), the lanky Kenyan once again got the win with a powerful stretch run, but he was disappointed with his time of 3:51.54. Like in...

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