Murer Vs Suhr, Cantwell vs the shot world at the 104th Millrose Games, release, deep thoughts by Larry Eder


The 104th Millrose Games will be happening on January 28, 2011 in the fabled Madison Square Gardens. The iconic track makes the races more of a survival of the fittest than really fast racing. It is all about the competition, as track & field should be!




Murer_Fabiana-WorldInd10.jpg    Fabiana Murur capturing the World Indoor Champs, 2010, photo by PhotoRun.net.





Suhr_JenNoDiamonds-nycDL10.JPGJennie Suhr, adidas Grand Prix, June 2010, photo by PhotoRun.net.

In the women's pole vault, Fabiana Murer of Brazil and Jennie Suhr of the U.S. will battle on the Millrose vault runway. A runway that has seen Sergei Bubka defeated by his brother, and Steve Hooker show the world how someone could challenge the WR of the afore-mentioned Mr. Bubka.

Cantwell_ChristianPuff-OsakaGP10.jpgChristian Cantwell,Osaka, May 2010, photo by PhotoRun.net.

Christian Cantwell, along with Adam Nelson, Reese Hoffa and Ryan Whiting should give the 14-15,000 Millrose fans thirty minutes of throwing nirvana. Cantwell, coming off two tremendous years of throwing, has no free pass in the shot put. It just does not work that way. Week in, week out, the men's shot put is one of the best bets for a tremendous competition.

So, if you within driving distance (six hours), get your new Trente Starbucks iced Caffe Americano, a tank of gas and the remastered Led Zeppelin II, and perhaps, Curtis Mayfields'
soundtrack to Superfly. Pump up the volume and drive to see a most excellent track & field meet! Then, get a run in Central Park and have a real bagel (I prefer lox), at the Stage Deli.

What a weekend! ( Now if you need musical suggestions for the return drive, may I suggest the following: G Love & His Special Sauce (driving through Manhattan), Ryan Adams, and for the New Jersey turnpike, anything by the Roots, Portishead and for the last hour, perhaps,
Honky Chateau by Elton John or remastered Exile on Main Street, by Rolling Stones).



 

World Champs Murer, Cantwell headline field events at 104th Millrose Games 

NEW YORK - Two of the world's most talked-about field event athletes will ply their trades when reigning World Indoor Champions Christian Cantwell and Fabiana Murer contest the men's shot put and women's pole vault, respectively, at the 104th Millrose Games. Although two of the biggest stars of the meet, they will also face some of the fiercest competition of the night.  

The 104th Millrose Games will be contested Friday, January 28, 2011 at Madison Square Garden. The first event of USA Track & Field's Visa Championship Series, the Millrose Games will be televised live from 8-10 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN2.

 Murer vs. Suhr in PV 

One of the break-out international track and field stars of 2010, Brazilian icon Fabiana Murer out-dueled world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva to win the 2010 World Indoor Championships gold medal in Doha, Qatar. Outdoors, the South American record holder posted the second-highest height of the year, 4.85m/15-11. Coming off such a spectacular year and making her Millrose debut, Murer in 2011 will grace the cover of the event program for the 104th Millrose Games.

 

The woman who topped the 2010 performance charts, 2008 Olympic and World Indoor silver medalist Jenn Suhr of Rochester, N.Y., returns to Millrose searching for her second victory at the Garden. The American record holder indoors and outdoors, Suhr was the 2009 Millrose champion and led the world in 2010 with her winning height of 4.89m/16-0.5 at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

2004 Olympian Jillian Schwartz, competing for Israel, as well as Americans Melinda Owen and Becky Holliday, will complete the Millrose field.

 

For a complete biography of Jenn Suhr, visit http://www.usatf.org/athletes/bios/Stuczynski_Jenn.asp; for the IAAF's statistical biography of Fabiana Murer, visit http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/biographies/country=isr/athcode=176152/index.html

Past, present and future in men's shot put 

The three-time defending World Indoor Champion and 2009 World Outdoor gold medalist in the shot put, Christian Cantwell enjoyed an utterly dominant year in 2010, in which he was ranked #1 in the world and won the 2010 Indoor Visa Championship as the top male performer of the Visa Championship Series. He threw farther than 70 feet in 20 different meets and won the Diamond League title in the shot.

 

As is customary at Millrose, Cantwell will face the very best the U.S. and the world has to offer in a field of four men. Two-time Olympic silver medalist and 2005 World Outdoor Champion Adam Nelson, the owner of no fewer than seven Olympic World Indoor and/or World Outdoor medals, is joined by 2007 World Outdoor and 2006 World Indoor champion Reese Hoffa, as well as recently graduated six-time NCAA champion Ryan Whiting of Arizona State. With his third straight NCAA Indoor victory in 2010, Whiting became the first man in 35 years to win three consecutive NCAA indoor titles in the event and signaled that he is a future force. Whiting also is a two-time NCAA outdoor champion in the shot put and the 2010 discus champ.

 

For biographies of Cantwell, Nelson and Hoffa, visit http://www.usatf.org/athletes/bios/ . For a biography of Whiting, visit http://www.globalathletics.com/Athletes/ryan_whiting.php

 For more information on the 104th Millrose Games, visit http://www.millrose-games.com . Visit the 104th Millrose Games on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=470543342195&set=a.72110492195.78542.728992195#!/event.php?eid=176045325751566  

A Night at The Garden 

Fans can experience a night at the world renowned Madison Square Garden - with the ambience, history and great international competition that Millrose has to offer - on any budget. Tickets for the 104th Millrose Games range from $15-$100 and are on sale now at the Madison Square Garden box office (212-465-6073) or through Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com/Millrose-Games-tickets/artist/847622)

Millrose Press Credentials 

The application for press credentials for the 104th Millrose Games is now available online at http://www.millrose-games.com/meet-info/media-info/ . Deadline for application is Monday, January 24.

 

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