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Athletics Competition Between Great Britain, U.S. Will Take Place In London In '18

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 17 / 17

The "cream of Britain's track and field athletes will take on their American counterparts in an innovative new competition" called "The Meet" at the London Stadium next year, according to Adam Shergold of the London DAILY MAIL. The "fast-paced, two-hour event" will feature running, jumping, hurdles ...

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