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Pre Classic men’s pole vault will feature all 2016 Olympic medalists

World-record holder Renaud Lavillenie will return to the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet for a fifth time, and among his challengers in the men’s pole vault will be both Brazilian Thiago Braz —who famously thwarted the Frenchman’s bid for a second Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro — and American Olympic bronze medalist Sam Kendricks.

The Olympic podium rematch highlights a field with every medalist from not only Rio, but also last year’s World Indoor Championships and the 2015 World Championships.

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