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We’re back from the adidas Grand Prix

We had an Ask, Listen, Learn booth set up on the second level of the stadium with two Xavix games on TVs for kids to play in between the track events. And even though it was a bit rainy for most of the day, we handed out 1,500 sunglasses to kids and parents stopping by.

ALL Superstar Tyson Gay was the star attraction in the men’s 100-meter, but one of his training partners, Steve Mullings of Jamaica, sprinted to first place in a photo finish for the event. Gay and Mullings both finished in 10.26 seconds, but a closer look showed Mullings crossed the line just before Gay.

Another runner who impressed the Ask, Listen, Learn team was Illinois high school star Lukas Verzbicas, who became only the fifth high school runner to record a below four minute mile by finishing in 3 minutes 59.71 seconds.

Congrats to all the participants in the adidas Grand Prix, and thanks for having us, New York!