BOSTON — Fred Kerley, the reigning 2022 World Champion in the 100m, is set to compete against triple world champion Noah Lyles in a highly anticipated matchup at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Sunday, Feb. 4, as announced by the event organizers today (9).
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Tickets for this marquee event, held at the TRACK at New Balance and part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold, are now available for purchase at www.nbindoorgrandprix.com or by calling 1-877-849-8722.
Fred Kerley’s First 60m Dash Among Highlights at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Kerley, known for his versatility on the track, will make his first appearance at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix. He claimed his first individual global medal in the 400m at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha. Kerley then transitioned to the 100m, securing a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games. His crowning achievement came in 2022 when he clinched the 100m gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
This event will mark Kerley’s debut in the 60m dash, setting the stage for an electrifying race against fellow American sprinter Noah Lyles, who has previously been announced as a participant. Lyles, a triple world champion, is known for his formidable presence on the track, making this a must-watch showdown for track and field fans.
Lamecha Girma, another international medalist making his Boston debut, will lead the men’s 3000m. Girma boasts a track record of silver medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2019, 2022, and 2023 World Athletics Championships, as well as the 2020 Olympic Games. Last year, Girma set a new world indoor record at 3000m with a time of 7:23.81 in Liévin, France, breaking Daniel Komen’s 25-year-old record. He continued his record-breaking streak outdoors, setting a new world record in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 7:52.11 at the Meeting de France Diamond League in Paris.
In the women’s 3000m, local favorite Elle St. Pierre, a Vermont native and University of New Hampshire graduate, is set to return. St. Pierre set an American record in the two-mile at the 2021 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix with the third-fastest time in history, 9:10.28. In 2022, she won a silver medal in the 3000m at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade. After a break for maternity leave in 2023, St. Pierre will compete against Ireland’s Ciara Mageean, the 2022 European Championships and Commonwealth Games silver medalist at 1500m, and Ethiopia’s Medina Eisa, the world U20 record-holder at 5000m.
These top athletes will join previously announced stars such as Gabby Thomas, Jake Wightman, Grant Holloway, Daniel Roberts, Trey Cunningham, Marco Arop, Mariano García, Bryce Hoppel, and Gudaf Tsegay.
The 2024 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, celebrating its 29th year and known for hosting nine world records and 16 American records, will be broadcast live on NBC from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 4. It is a founding member of the World Athletics Indoor Tour, a series of premier indoor athletics events worldwide.
Overall tour winners receive $10,000 and a guaranteed spot at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, in March.
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