Mo Farah, Jenn Suhr, Morgan Uceny to run New Balance Indoor GP, release, note by Larry Eder

Mo Farah, 2011 World Championships of Athletics, 5,000m final,
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Mo Farah, el Numero Uno at 5,000 meters, courtesy of the bible of the sport, Track & Field News, will be racing at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, to be held on February 4, 2012. RBR considers the NB Indoor to be the BEST Indoor Track & Field meet in North America, for 2011, and the show in 2012 should rival, if not surpass last years event!  Also joining Mo will be TFN's #1 ranked pole vaulter, Jenn Suhr, and Morgan Uceny, the #1 ranked 1,500 meter runner in the world, per TFN. Do not miss this meet! RBR would suggest selling those Randy Mantooth autographed cards, and perhaps, even your Gucci shoetree, to get a ticket to the Reggie Lewis Center, to see three hours of tremendous sports entertainment! We will be there, hope you will be too!

Mo Farah Leads Trio of World #1's to Boston

Jenn Suhr & Morgan Uceny Also Returning to Reggie Lewis Center

BOSTON (Jan 3) - World #1 Ranked athletes Mo Farah, Jenn Suhr and Morgan Uceny, will compete at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Feb. 4, organizers announced today. Tickets for the 17th annual Olympic-style event are on sale now at
<> or by calling 1-877-849-8722.

Farah_MoLeads_Pre11.JpgMo Farah, 2011 Nike Pre Classic,

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Mo Farah, the 2011 IAAF World Champion at 5000m and ranked #1 in the world by Track & Field News at this same distance, is one of Great Britain's brightest hopes for gold at next summer's Olympic Games in London.   Farah, who also won silver at 10,000m at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea, owns six British national records on the track and roads, and is the reigning European Champion at 5000m and 10,000m.  He was a finalist for the BBC's popular Sports Personality of the Year award presented on December 22 in London.   Last year's 3000m race in Boston showcased Farah and Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel.  The race didn't disappoint arena ticket buyers, but Farah did suffer one of his only losses of the year as he was narrowly outkicked by Gebremeskel, 7:35.37 to 7:35.81.

Suhr_Jenn-USind11.JPG Jenn Suhr, 2011 USA Indoor Champs,
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Jenn Suhr, the top ranked female vaulter in the world for 2011, has dominated US women's pole vaulting in recent years, having won 10 US titles since 2005. In 2011, she set an indoor American Record at the USA Indoor Championships, posted major victories at Samsung Diamond League events in London and Zurich, and had the highest vault in the world.   Suhr, who has twice broken an American Record at the Reggie Lewis Center, said, "Ending 2011 with a World #1 Ranking was a great way to celebrate the New Year.  I am already looking forward to returning to the Reggie Lewis Center, one of my favorite places to compete."

Uceny_Morgan-Lausanne11.jpgMorgan Uceny, 2011 Lausanne DL,
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Morgan Uceny tops the world rankings at 1500m after a 2011 campaign that included a USA Outdoor Championship title, three Samsung Diamond League victories and the fastest time of the year at 1500m. Uceny recovered from a disappointing fall in the World Championship final and recorded a victory over all of the medalists from Daegu at the Brussels Samsung Diamond League meet, a win that also allowed her to claim the overall Samsung Diamond League title for 2011.   She will compete in the 1000m.  The American Record for 1000m is 2:34.19 and was set by Jennifer Toomey in 2004.

The 17th-annual meet, the second stop in USA Track & Field's Visa Championship Series, begins at 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College.  Tickets and meet Information can be found on-line at
<> or by calling 1-877-TIX-TRAC.
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