Lyles against Kerley, Girma for Boston

BOSTON (USA): Noah Lyles will take on Fred Kerley at the New Balance Indoor GP (WIT Gold) on Sunday, 4 February, organizers announced. Lyles is the defending event champion and is also the 100m and 200m World Champion. It will be Kerley’s first indoor race over 60 m. 3000m steeplechase World record holder Lamecha Girma of Ethiopia also is making his Boston debut, he leads the field in the men’s 3000m. The women’s 3000m will see the local favorite Elle St. Pierre, World Indoor medallist, Ireland’s Ciara Mageean, double European 1500m medallist, and Ethiopia’s Medina Eisa, World U20 5000m champion and World U20 record holder.

RunBlogRun opines: The five thousand fans at the New Balance Indoor GP are always in for a treat. Since 1995, the meeting has featured some of the greatest athletes in the world. Now at The TRACK at New Balance on the New Balance campus, the NB Indoor GP will feature some of the sponsors, New Balance’s finest ambassadors, including Jake Wightman, Gabby Thomas, and Elle St. Pierre.

The TRACK at New Balance is a Beynon mechanical track, a fast and beautiful facility. This writer hopes that some very fast times get run on the TRACK at New Balance, as there needs to be another fast indoor track in the Boston area!

Digital poster from World Athletics of Fred Kerley and Noah Lyles