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World Indoor Track and Field athletes inspire the next generation

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More than 300 middle school students had a chance to show off their skills in front of the professionals Tuesday night.

In a special event at the Convention Center, young athletes raced 60 meters on the very track professionals will compete on.

Over 700 of the best competitors from all over the globe are in Portland for the IAAF World Indoor Championships March 17- 20.

Two-Time Shot Put Olympian and American World Record holder Michelle Carter spoke with students about success and determination.

The public is invited to the medal ceremonies this weekend. For more information about the free event visit

To learn more about the IAAF World Track and Field Championships visit 

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