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More Stars Set for New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

1/29/2015
 

BOSTON -- Ten more Olympic or World Championships medalists have been added to the top-notch lineup for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Feb. 7, organizers have announced.


In the history of the event, which is celebrating its 20th running, almost 60 Olympic gold medalists have traveled from around the world to compete in Boston. The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix is the second indoor stop in the 2015 USATF Championship Series. It will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 7 with live coverage on USATF.tv and NBCSN.


Joining Olympic Champion Jenn Suhr, two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat, 18-year-old phenom Mary Cain, and 2011 World Champion and reigning USATF Athlete of the Year Jenny Simpson, ranked No. 1 in the world at 1500 meters, are:

  • Christian Cantwell, a four-time IAAF World Champion & 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the shot put
  • Ryan Whiting, a two-time World Indoor Champion in the shot put
  • Chaunte Lowe, the 2012 World Indoor Champion in the high jump
  • Tianna Bartoletta, a two-time World Champion in the long jump & 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the 4x100m relay
  • Ryan Bailey, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the 4x100-meter relay

The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, which has played host to seven World Records and 11 American Records in its first 19 years, will kick off an indoor season in which Boston will be the epicenter of track and field in the United States. The Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College is also set to host the USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships, from Feb. 27-March 1. Tickets for both events—including money-saving packages for the two meets—are now on sale at www.nbindoorgrandprix.com or by calling 1-877-849-8722.


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