NEW YORK, New York. (Jun. 7, 2023) – World championships medalists Michael Norman, Christian Coleman, Kenny Bednarek and Marvin Bracy-Williams will meet in the men’s 100m at the USATF NYC Grand Prix, organizers announced today.
A gold-level stop on World Athletics’ Continental Tour Gold, the USATF NYC Grand Prix will take place at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York City on Saturday, June 24. Tickets for the event on are now on sale at GlobalAthletics.com
One of the most versatile sprinters in recent times, Michael Norman will be making his first appearance at the USATF NYC Grand Prix in the men’s 100m. Norman won gold in both the 400m and 4x400m relay at last year’s World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Norman also won golds in the 4x400m relays at both the 2019 World Championships and 2020 Olympic Games and with lifetime bests of 9.86, 19.70 and 43.45, Norman is one of only three men to ever run sub-10.00 for 100m, sub-20.00 for 200m and sub-44.00 for 400m.
Facing Norman in the dash will be 100m specialist and former world champion Christian Coleman. Coleman won golds in the 100m and 4x100m relay at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, as well silver medals in the 100m and 4x100m relay at the 2017 World Championships, and in the relay at the 2022 World Championships. Coleman is the world record-holder over 60m indoors and owns gold and silver medals in the 60m dash from the 2018 and 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships. With a lifetime best of 9.76, Coleman is the equal sixth-fastest man in history over 100m.
Joining Norman and Coleman in the stacked men’s 100m field will be:
• Kenny Bednarek of the USA, the 2020 Olympic and 2022 World Championships silver medalist at 200m;
• Marvin Bracy-Williams of the USA, the 2022 World Championships silver medalist at 100m and 4x100m relay;
• Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain, the 2018 and 2022 European Champion at 100m and 200m, respectively;
• Akeem Blake of Jamaica, whose new lifetime best of 9.89 from his win at last month’s USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix makes him the third-fastest man in the world over 100m for 2023.
This top 100m men’s field join the previously announced Noah Lyles, Fred Kerley and Gabby Thomas.
The broadcast timeslot for the 2023 USATF NYC Grand Prix has changed from what was originally announced and will now air live on NBC on Sat., June 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT. Field events and youth races will begin at 10:00 a.m. with doors to the stadium now opening at 9:45 a.m. and the professional track races taking place within the 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT television window.
A full schedule of events will be published shortly and all existing ticket buyers will be contacted about the change in schedule.
The 2023 USATF NYC Grand Prix will be shown live on NBC from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 24 and is a gold-level member of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold.
About the Randalls Island Park Alliance
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA), founded in 1992, is a public-private partnership with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation that seeks to realize the unique potential of 330 waterfront parkland acres anchoring Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. RIPA works with the City and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, cultural events, and environmental exploration. As the dedicated steward of Randall’s Island Park, the Alliance sustains, maintains, develops and programs the Park to support the well-being of all New Yorkers. The Park offers miles of waterfront pathways, almost nine acres of wetlands, an urban farm, Icahn Stadium – a World Athletics Class 1 certified running track with a 400-meter Mondo Super X Surface - a golf center, a 20-court tennis center, and over 60 new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site. For more information, please visit RandallsIsland.org.
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