Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Observe their fossilized footsteps with this GrouponLive deal for tickets to the Donovan Bailey Invitational presented by Athletics Alberta at Foote Field on Saturday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two tickets for bronze seating on the lawn (a $44.38 value, including all fees).
- For $60, you get two tickets for gold seating in the main grandstand (up a $129.18 value, including all fees). For children aged 2 to 14, gold tickets are valued at $22.19.
The main event at the Edmonton International Athletics Festival—Canada's largest track and field meet in 2012—the Donovan Bailey Invitational gives spectators a sneak peek into the London summer Olympics by rounding up some of the globe's fastest athletes. The jam-packed schedule of men and women's races includes an appearance by Priscilla Lopes-Schliep in the 100-metre hurdles, the very event that snagged her a bronze medal and medal-shaped tan lines in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake will showcase the hasty gait that earned him his current title as the youngest 100-metre world champ in history. All of the participating athletes channel the fleet feet of the invitational's namesake, Donovan Bailey, who abandoned a lucrative career in finance for sprinting, which culminated in two Olympic medals and two world records, among other accolades.