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2003 Outdoor Golden Spike Tour

May 17 - June 22, 2003

USA Track & Field's 2003 Outdoor Golden Spike Tour (GST) will feature four world-class international meets, plus the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, as America's best athletes compete in Oregon and California.

Including USATF's special "USA vs. The World" relay event at the Penn Relays, six domestic USATF events will be broadcast on seven national television shows - all but one of them live - this spring and summer. NBC will air three broadcasts, with three shows on ESPN2 and one on ESPN.

The Tour begins May 17 with the adidas Oregon Track Classic in Portland, Oregon. It continues May 24 at the Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon; on June 1 it moves to the Home Depot Track & Field Invitational in Carson, California; and on June 7 it hits the Oracle U.S. Open in Palo Alto, Calif., on the campus of Stanford University.

The final stop returns the Tour to Stanford for the 2003 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held June 19-22 at Cobb Track and Angell Field. Known for standing-room-only crowds for USATF events, Stanford will host the Outdoor Championships for the second straight year.

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