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Drake Relays to add women's 800-meter race

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake Relays is adding a women's 800-meter race to this year's meet.

Officials announced Tuesday that they've lined up eight of the top 10 800-meter runners in the U.S. The field will include Ajee Wilson and Brenda Martinez, the second and third-ranked 800 runners in the world.

Meet officials also say that the world's top-ranked 110-meter hurdler, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde of France, will compete at Drake.

American LaShawn Merritt will be back to defend his meet title in the 400.

The Drake Relays will be held from April 23-25 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

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