The 2019 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix was held, for the 24th time at the Reggie Lewis Track & Field Center. The meet is the first stop on the IAAF World Indoor Tour, and @runblogrun visited Boston to cover this fine event.
Where do we begin? Amazing men’s 800 meters with Donavan Brazier and Clayton Murphy! Then, there was the amazing women’s mile, with Gabriella Stafford, now coached by Andy Young, coach of Laura Muir, in an epic battle with Eileen Purrier. In the Men’s Mile, Yomif Kejelcha ran 3:51.70, just off the meet record, with such ease that one wonders how fast Mr. Kejelcha may run in 2019?
And it was the year of debuts! Kendall Ellis wins the 300m in 36.97, Gabby Thomas wins heat 2 of the 300m in 37.03 and Sydney McLaughlin wins the 500m, in 1:09.46. The new era of women sprinters has begun for New Balance.
Enjoy our podcast celebration of the meet! Thanks to Mike Deering of the Shoe Addicts for the quick turn around and PhotoRun for many of the photos!
Oh, and know that @runblogrun will be at the entire IAAF Indoor World tourr, thanks to USATF Indoors!
Do not miss the USATF Indoors, on February 22,23,and 24, at Ocean Breeze AC, on Staten Island! You can buy your tickets here: