2006 Kansas Relays

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Oh, Zone!

The 26,211 sun-baked fans stood and waited ... and waited ... and waited for what seemed an eternity as Justin Gatlin, Maurice Greene and other Olympic-caliber sprinters positioned on the track for Saturday's "Main Event" 400-meter invitational relay at Memorial Stadium. Read more »


Thousands of fans pack stands for Kansas Relays

Saturday a crowd of over 26,000 packed into Memorial Stadium to watch the final day of the Kansas Relays. The second largest crowd in meet history watched as Olympic champions Justin Gatlin and Kansas City native Maurice Green completed in the 4x100 relay GOLDZONE II main event. See the video »


2000 Olympic 100-meter champion Maurice Greene took time out Friday of the Kansas Relays to answer some questions from readers. Mo talked about coming home to Kansas, a rivalry with Justin Gatlin and more. Get the transcript »

2006 Highlight Video

The 79th edition of the Kansas Relays featured more than 6,000 athletes and a crowd of 26,000 came out to see sprinters Maurice Greene and Justin Gatlin square off in GOLDZONE II.
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In response to the changing face of track and field in the United States, the most popular events on the schedule have been placed together in a fast-paced format on Saturday afternoon from 2 - 5pm. Learn more »


The concept of a major track and field meet at the University of Kansas was first espoused by legendary Kansas football coach John Outland. It was Outland's urging to then athletics director and basketball coach Phog Allen that a major Midwest competition could be successful. Read more »