Adidas Grand Prix
On June 9 several Olympic hopeful track and field athletes competed in the Adidas Grand Prix held at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island in New York City. Here are some of the best photos from the meet's major events. Jamaica's Yohan Blake (left) won the men's 100 meters in 9.90, edging out Trinidad and Tobago's Keston Bledmon (right) by .03 seconds.
Men's 100 Meters
Yohan Blake and the rest of the men's 100 meters field takes off at the start.
Kenyan David Rudisha made history when he set a new record, running the fastest ever men's 800 meters race on American soil. He beat his closest competitor by almost three seconds, and established himself as a favorite for the upcoming London Olympics in the event. "This is my first visit to the United States and I wanted to do something special," Rudisha said.
Bernard Lagat pulled out his trademark finishing kick to beat Ayanleh Souleiman (right) by just .1 seconds to win the men's 1500 meters.
The U.S.'s Kara Patterson finished third in the javelin throw.
Tyson Gay ran his first race at the Adidas Grand Prix since having two surgeries on his hip. He won the men's 'B' 100 meters, running 10.0.
Men's 110m Hurdles
The competitors in the men's 110 meter hurdles, including U.S. favorite Jason Richardson (center) leap over the third hurdle with no problems so far.
On the last hurdle, Jason Richardson avoided his stumbling opponent Dwight Thomas en route to winning the men's 110 meter hurdles.
Sanya Richards-Ross flashes a smile after winning the women's 200 meters. Her time of 22.09 is the fastest in the world so far this year.
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, stuck in the outside lane, still didn't quite hit the time in the men's 400 meters that he needs to qualify for South Africa's Olympic team. However, he hopes to improve and hopefully earn a spot on South Africa's team in the last few weeks before the Games start.
Ethiopia's Fantu Magiso breaks the tape in the women's 800 meters, on her 20th birthday, no less.
New Zealand's Valerie Adams won the women's shot put competition with a throw of 20.60 meters.
Women's 100 Meters
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price (left) won the women's 100 meters in 10.92 over a strong field including Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix, who finished third and fourth, respectively.
Lacy Janson finished sixth in the pole vault -- the highest finish for any U.S. woman in the event.
Brazilian pole vaulter Fabiana Murer won the women's competition. Murer also won gold at the 2011 track and field world championships, and is favored to medal in London.
After winning the women's 5000 meters, Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba is congratulated by fellow Ethiopian Werknesh Kidane.
Francena McCorory won a very close women's 400 meters race, with the top four competitors finishing within a second of each other.
T'Erea Brown bends down to help her competitor Kaliese Spencer after the pair finished first and second, consecutively, in the women's 400 meter hurdles.
Olga Rypakova won the women's triple jump with a final jump of 14.71 meters.
Jamaica's Kimberly Williams becomes one with the sand in the women's triple jump competition. She finished second behind Rypakova.
Blessing Ufodiama placed seventh in the triple jump, behind fellow American Erica McLain.
The U.S.'s Kylie Hutson flies over the pole in the women's pole vault competition.