Drake Relays to stage London Olympics rematches

The Drake Relays says it is offering more than $500,000 in prize

money in 2013 for a series of rematches from the London


Meet organizers say they’ll offer a $50,000 purse for

invitational races and $25,000 for field events – the largest such

purses in the U.S. Drake says it has lined up a rematch between the

top three finishers of the men’s 110 and the 400-meter hurdles.

Five gold medalists from London have agreed to compete next

April at Drake, including U.S. pole vaulter Jenn Suhr and long

jumper Brittney Reese.

South African double-amputee Oscar Pistorious is also slated to

run in Iowa. U.S. hurdlers Dawn Wells and Kelly Wells are on board

as well, though it’s unclear if Des Moines native Lolo Jones will

face her rivals.