NEW YORK, New York. (Jun. 2, 2022) – Christian Coleman, the reigning world champion at 100 meters, will race over his specialty distance at the USATF New York Grand Prix on Sunday, June 12, organizers announced today.
A new gold-level stop on World Athletics’ Continental Tour Gold, the USATF New York Grand Prix will take place at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island in New York City on Sunday, June 12. Tickets for the event on are now on sale at https://www.usatf.org/tickets.
Coleman, the world record-holder at 60 meters, won the silver medal over 60 meters at the World Athletics Indoor Championships earlier this year and is coming off a third-place finish over 100 meters at the Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. In the 100 meters in New York, Coleman will face-off against the previously announced Erriyon Knighton, the fastest man in the world this year over 200m. Reigning world 200m champion Noah Lyles, also previously announced for the men’s 100 meters, has moved to the men’s 200 meters.
Additional new athlete announcements include:
• Two-time Olympic finalist Devon Allen will face previously announced reigning world champion Grant Holloway in the 110m hurdles.
• Brooklyn-born Michael Cherry, the fourth-place finisher in last year’s Olympic Games and winner of the 2021 Diamond League, will race in the 400m in New York.
• 2022 World Indoor Champion Ajee’ Wilson will headline with the women’s 800m.
• In the men’s 800m, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy will face 2022 World Indoor Championships bronze medalist Bryce Hoppel.
The 2022 USATF New York Grand Prix will be shown live on NBC from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 12 and is a 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.