Sweden's Carolina Klüft to long jump at Reebok Grand Prix

The Reebok Grand Prix is the fourth stop of USA Track & Field’s Visa Championship Series and will be held at 3:00pm on May 30, at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.

Sweden’s Klüft, 26, will compete in the long jump and is considered one the world’s greatest female athletes. Klüft won the Olympic heptathlon in 2004 and is the reigning three-time world and double European heptathlon champion. Since winning both the World Junior and European golds in the heptathlon in 2002, Klüft has been undefeated, winning every multi-event contest that she has entered, both indoors and out.

After winning the 2007 World Championships in a European record and the second best score ever, behind only world record holder Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Klüft has shifted her focus to the Long and Triple Jumps. She finished ninth in the Long Jump at last year’s Olympic Games in Beijing.

The Reebok Grand Prix, in its fifth year, is one of the nation’s premier outdoor track & field invitational meets. It features Olympic stars, top high school athletes and a Fastest Kid in New York competition for 7- and 8-year-olds.  Events include men’s and women’s sprints, hurdles, middle-distance races, the pole vault and invitational high school races.

Increased and upgraded backstretch seating at track level is being added to accommodate the growing demand and interest from fans in the New York area. Tickets are on sale now by phone at 1-877-TIX-TRAC or on-line at www.ReebokGrandPrix.com. Additional updates, photos and information can be found by visiting the Reebok Grand Prix pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Icahn Stadium, a state-of-the-art facility on Randall’s Island featuring a 400-meter Mondo track and covered seating for spectators, is the premier outdoor track-and-field venue in New York City. It was built by the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation (RISF) in partnership with New York City Department of Parks. The facility is programmed, operated and maintained by RISF.



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