Fred Kerley, Lamecha Girma set for debut

Edwin  - CEO January 9, 2024
Updated 2024/01/10 at 9:53 PM
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Fred Kerley, Lamecha Girma to make New Balance Indoor Grand Prix debuts in Boston on Feb 4
Fred Kerley, Lamecha Girma to make New Balance Indoor Grand Prix debuts in Boston on Feb 4

At the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix debuts in Boston on Feb 4


Lamecha Girma breaks the world indoor 3000m record in Lievin (© Dan Vernon)


Fred Kerley, the 2022 World Champion at 100m, and Lamecha Girma, the world record-holder in the 3000m steeplechase, are set to make their New Balance Indoor Grand Prix debuts on Sunday, Feb 4, organizers announced today.


Tickets for the event at the TRACK at new balance on Feb 4, which forms part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold, are now on sale at or by calling 1-877-849-8722.

One of the most versatile sprinters racing today, Fred Kerley, will run at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix for the first time. Kerley won his first individual global medal at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, taking bronze in the 400m. Two years later, Kerley dropped the 100m, in which he earned the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In 2022, Kerley won the 100m gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, OR. Kerley will be racing the first 60m dash of his career at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, where he will face compatriot and previously announced triple world champion Noah Lyles.

Another international medalist making his Boston debut, Lamecha Girma, leads the field in the men’s 3000m. Girma has won 3000m steeplechase silver medals at the 2019, 2022, and 2023 World Athletics Championships and the 2020 Olympic Games. Last year, Girma ran 7:23.81 at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais in Liévin, France, to erase Daniel Komen’s 25-year-old world indoor record at 3000m. Continuing his record spree into the outdoor season, Girma demolished Saif Saaeed Shaheen’s 19-year-old world record in the 3000m steeplechase with a 7:52.11 clocking at the Meeting de France Diamond League in Paris.

The women’s 3000m will see the return of local favorite Elle St. Pierre. A native of Vermont and University of New Hampshire graduate, St. Pierre won the two-mile at the 2021 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in an American record of 9:10.28, the third-fastest time in history. In 2022, she won the silver medal over 3000m at the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade before taking the 2023 season off for maternity leave. In the 3000m, St. Pierre will line up against Ireland’s Ciara Mageean, the 2022 European Championships and Commonwealth Games silver medalist at 1500m, and Ethiopia’s Medina Eisa, the world U20 record-holder at 5000m.

Those top athletes join the previously announced Gabby Thomas, Jake Wightman, Grant Holloway, Daniel Roberts, Trey Cunningham, Marco Arop, Mariano García, Bryce Hoppel and Gudaf Tsegay.

The 2024 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix will be shown live on NBC from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb 4, and is a founding member of the World Athletics Indoor Tour. The series of the best indoor athletics events worldwide awards overall tour winners $10,000 and a guaranteed spot at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, in March.

In its 29th year, the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix has hosted nine world and 16 American records.

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Culled from New Ballance Indoor Grand Prix


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