Kejelcha for mile
BOSTON (USA): World indoor 3000m champion Yomif Kejelcha from Ethiopia will step down to contest the mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on 26 January when he will face two-time Olympic 1500m medallist Nick Willis, informs organisers. Kejelcha’s teammate Hagos Gebrhiwet faces Edward Cheserek in the 3000m and Clayton Murphy, Boris Berian and Donavan Brazier are all confirmed for the 800m. On the women’s side, Jenny Simpson goes head-to-head with Konstanze Klosterhalfen over 5000m and Lynsey Sharp faces Raevyn Rogers and Georganne Moline over 600m.
Yomif Kejelcha, photo by PhotoRun.net
Runblogrun opines: The NB Men’s mile may be the best event of the evening. Yomif Kejelcha is the 2016 and 2018 World Indoor Champ at 3,000m, and 2017 London 4th placer in 5,000m. Nick Willis is the 2008 Olympic silver medalist, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist at 1,500m plus 3 times medalist at Commonwealth Games. Kejelcha has run 3:52.61 for mile, 4:57.74i for 2000m, 7:28.00 for 3000m, 12:46.79 for 5000m. Nick Willis has run 1:45.54 for 800m, 3:29.66 for 1,500m, 3:49.83 for mile, 7:36.91 for 3000m. Willis one of the cagiest indoor racers of all times and his close in the 1,500m in the Olympics in 2016 has to be rewatched. Kejelcha is fast and furious. A confidence in his racing will come and once it hits, Yomif Kejelcha could blow the World indoor mile off the charts!
The New Balance Indoor GP has been around for 24 years now. One of the finest events on the circuit, NB Indoor GP will be held January 26, 2019, at the Reggie Lewis Center, in Roxbury, MA near Boston, MA. This is the ONLY stop of the IAAF Indoor World Circuit in US, and you should not miss it! Tickets for the event on January 26, which forms part of the IAAF World Indoor Tour, are now on sale at www.nbindoorgrandprix.com or by calling 1-877-849-8722.