2006 AT&T USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships — Friday

Marion Jones and Justin Gatlin grabbed the headlines, for their wins in the 100 meters. The schedule for Day 3 of the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships was lengthy, due to the scheduling of make-up races from Day 2. All three rounds of the 100 meters, which normally take place over two days, were compressed into one.

Distance events dominated the evening schedule, where both the men’s and women’s 5,000 and 10,000 meter races were contested. Tucson resident Bernard Lagat, competing in his first USA championship after becoming an American citizen, sprinted away from a loaded field in the final straightaway to win the 5000 meters.

Images from the 2006 USATF Outdoor Championships — Friday (updated 7/8/06)

Tucson resident Bernard Lagat wins the 5000 meters

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