Three world season leading performances and another 2004 best equalled were the
statistical highs, though the drama of a two man 3:27 duel in the 1500m, which
accounted for one of those top marks, was the pinnacle of the Weltklasse Zurich
2004 – TDK Golden League – meeting in the Letzigrund Stadium
tonight. At the end Hicham El Guerrouj was beaten by Bernard Lagat.
Five contenders for the TDK Golden League Jackpot began this meeting but
with the surprising defeat of Virgiljius Alekna in the men’s Discus, only
four remain in contention for at least a share of the one million dollar prize
which is awarded to any athlete who can win their discipline at all six meets
in the series.