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2002 Indoor Golden Spike Tour

USA Track & Fields 2002 Indoor Golden Spike Tour will swing from the East Coast to the Heartland before culminating at the 2002 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in New York City.

The Tour begins January 27 with the adidas Boston Indoor Games at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. It continues February 1 at the Verizon Millrose Games at New Yorks Madison Square Garden, and on February 9 moves to the adidas Midwest Track Classic in Lincoln, Nebraska. Many of the United States top international stars are expected to compete in the Golden Spike Tour.

The final stop returns the Tour to New York for the 2002 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, held March 1-2 at the Armory Track & Field Center at 168th Street. The Championships were first held in New York in 1888, resuming in 1906 and held primarily in New York from 1906 to 1993, most recently at Madison Square Garden. The Championships were held in Atlanta from 1994-2001.

Now in its fourth year, the Golden Spike Tour provides Americas best athletes the opportunity to compete in the United States and earn substantial prize money in front of a nationally televised audience. Live crowds at Golden Spike Tour meets typically have averaged more than 10,000 fans, with TV ratings rising as much as 25 percent in 2001 for individual broadcasts.

Sponsors of the 2002 Indoor Golden Spike Tour are Verizon, Visa, General Motors and SoBe Sports System.

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