Asafa Powell to run at Meeting de Paris
Asafa Powell to run at Meeting de Paris

The 111th NYRR Millrose Games will feature 52 Olympians, 7 Olympic champions and 7 World Champions competing on Saturday, February 3 at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center in Washington Heights.

However, the most highly anticipated event is the men’s 60m. This is so because Jamaicans Asafa Powell and Omar McLeod, will face the starter.

Powell ran the most sub-10 seconds times over 100m while McLeod, the World and Olympic champion, is trying to find success outside the obstacle event. McLeod is also the World Indoor 60m hurdles champion.

Americans Ronnie Baker, Noah Lyles, along with Abdullah Mohammed of Saudi Arabia, will be trying to upstage the Jamaicans.

Olympic Schillonie Calvert-Powell faces a very strong women’s 60m field, which includes American World 100m champion and Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast.

Five other Americans will be at the start.

Bahamian Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo will contest the women’s 300m. She will face Americans Courtney Okolo and Ashley Spencer.

The men’s 400m will have Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon against Americans Vernon Norwood and David Verburg.

Aisha Praught-Leer will run the women’s 3,000m while Kemoy Campbell is listed for the men’s equivalent.

Monique Morgan of Jamaica will take on a super strong women’s 60m hurdles field. This field includes Americans Kori Carter, Kristi Castlin, Dawn Harper Nelson, Queen Harrison and Lolo Jones.

Priscilla Frederick of Antigua will be in the women’s high jump.


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