Thursday, May 22, 2008

Reebok Grand Prix Update!

NEW YORK—Allyson Felix and four other top female athletes have been added to the field for the fourth annual Reebok Grand Prix on May 31.

Felix, who won three gold medals at the 2007 World Championships, will be joined by Sanya Richards, Maryam Yusuf Jamal, Jenn Stuczynski and Lisa Barber.

Richards is ranked No. 1 in the world at 400 meters; Jamal, of Bahrain, is the reigning 1500-meter champion; Stuczynski is the American record holder in the pole vault; and Barber won the gold medal in the 60 meters at the 2006 World Championships.

The field also includes Tyson Gay, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Lauryn Williams.

Felix, ranked No. 1 in the world at 200 meters, will run the 100 meters.

At last year’s Reebok Grand Prix, Stuczynski became the first American woman to jump 16 feet. She broke that American record last week at the Adidas Track Classic, cleared 16 feet, 0 3/4 inches.

The Reebok Grand Prix will begin at 5 p.m. on May 31, at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island. On the heels of a sell-out last year, 1500 bleacher seats have been added on the backstretch to accommodate the expected demand in this Olympic year.

Grandstand tickets range from $50-$24. Tickets are on sale now by phone at 1-877-TIX-TRAC or on-line at, where information about special buses to Icahn Stadium is also available.

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