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Sha’Carri Richardson to run in Prefontaine Classic

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Sha’Carri Richardson is set to compete at next month’s Prefontaine Classic.

The Diamond League meet organizers announced her participation Monday, saying that the sprinter will compete in the 100 and 200 meter events weeks after completing a one-month ban from the sport. 

Originally seen as a top contender in the 100m at the Tokyo Games, Richardson tested positive for cannabis at the U.S. Track & Field trials in Eugene, Oregon. Her subsequent exclusion from the relay team ended her Olympic hopes for this cycle. 

Richardson’s ban ends on July 28, while the Prefontaine Classic will begin on Aug. 20 at Eugene’s Hayward Field.