Chris Solinsky joins the 10,000 meter field tonight at the Prefontaine Classic!

American Record holder Chris Solinsky has switched from the 2-Mile to Friday's "Distance Night in Eugene" 10,000 Meter race.  Watch for him wearing his orange LIFE wristband!!

It will be only the second 10k of Solinsky's career. Last year, in a stunning debut in the event, he became the first American and first non-African to break the 27-minute barrier, with his 26:59.60.  He finished the year by becoming the first American to break 13:00 three times in one year in the 5000, the event where he starred as a collegian at Wisconsin.

Solinsky thus joins fellow American star Galen Rupp in a race which could see a new American record by either runner.

What a show...and it's free!  "Distance Night in Eugene" starts at 6:40 p.m. with the 30k world record attempt, followed by the women's 5000 at 8:25 p.m. and the men's 10k finishing up the evening under the lights at 8:50 p.m.



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