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Father and son bond over Prefontaine Classic runs

La Conner distance runner Toby Walls caught up with some of the biggest names in track-and-field on May 25.

Walls and his son, Sylas, an up-and-coming middle school racer, were part of the large crowd attending the annual Prefontaine Classic at legendary Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore.

Named for late Oregon running icon and Olympian Steve Prefontaine, who from 1973-75 set American records at every distance from 2,000 to 10,000 meters, the Prefontaine Classic each year draws the world's best track-and-field athletes. This year it served as a major preliminary for the 2...


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