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Des Moines to host 2013 USA Track and Field Championships

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The USA Track and Field Championships are returning to Des Moines in 2013.  USA Track and Field officials made the announcement Wednesday morning.

The event will mark the 2nd time in 4 years that the championships were held at Drake Stadium which also hosted in 2010.  During that event, 2 American records were broken by high jumper Chaunte Lowe and javelin thrower Kara Patterson.

The stadium, which annually hosts the Drake Relays, also hosted the NCAA championships in 2008 and 2011.  Drake Stadium recently underwent a $15 million renovation.

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