NEW YORK, New York. (Jun. 21, 2023) – Athing Mu, the Olympic and world champion in the 800m, will make her 2023 season debut 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 http://nygp.globalathletics.com/.
A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Mu made herself known as one of the world’s top track athletes in 2021 when she won the NCAA title in the 400m, and then golds in the 800m and 4x400m relay at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Mu followed up her Olympic success with gold in the 800m at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. In New York, Mu will be making her 2023 season debut in the 800m.
Challenging her in the 800m will be fellow New Jersey-native and 2022 world indoor 800m champion Ajee’ Wilson and 2022 USA indoor 1500m champion Heather Maclean.
In the women’s 100m hurdles, 2015 world champion Danielle Williams of Jamaica joins a field that includes the previous announced Keni Harrison of the United States, the former world record-holder, and Jamaica’s Megan Tapper, the 2020 Olympic bronze medalist.
Those top athletes join the previously announced Noah Lyles, Gabby Thomas, Christian Coleman, Zharnel Hughes, Ackeem Blake, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, Aleia Hobbs, Melissa Jefferson, Devon Allen, Trey Cunningham, Robert Dunning, Bryce Hoppel, Will Sumner, Chase Ealey and Maggie Ewen.
The previously announced Michael Norman and Kenny Bednarek have withdrawn.
Entries for all elite events are now online at https://nygp.globalathletics.com/events/.
Reminder on Schedule Change
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. A full schedule of events is now online at https://nygp.globalathletics.com/events/.
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 – an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 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.
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the national governing body for track and field, long-distance running, and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org.
About Global Athletics & Marketing, Inc.
Since its founding in 1993, Global Athletics & Marketing, Inc., has grown into one of the premier athlete representation and event-production firms in the world. In all, nearly 50 GA&M clients have won over 150 Olympic or World Championship medals in 25 different events and Global Athletics has produced more than 50 Olympic-level track and field competitions for television across the United States.