Boston, Mass. – Grant Holloway and Trey Cunningham, the 2022 World Athletics Championships gold and silver medalists in the 110m hurdles, will face off at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced today.
After temporarily relocating to Staten Island due to COVID-19, the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix will make its debut at its new home, the TRACK at New Balance, a new, state-of-the-art indoor track and field facility at New Balance’s world headquarters in Brighton, Mass.
Tickets for the event on Feb. 4, which forms part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold, are now on sale at www.nbindoorgrandprix.com or by calling 1-877-849-8722.
Grant Holloway vs Trey Cunningham in Sprint Hurdles
In what promises to be an exciting match-up between two of last season’s fastest men in the world, Grant Holloway and Trey Cunningham will headline the men’s 60m hurdles in Boston. Holloway won his second-consecutive world outdoor title in the 110m hurdles to go with the gold he won in the 60m hurdles at the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade. Holloway is also the world indoor record-holder in the hurdles and is the second-fastest man in history outdoors.
Cunningham is coming off a fantastic year, in which he went undefeated in collegiate competition for the Florida State Seminoles, winning both the NCAA Indoor and NCAA Outdoor high hurdles titles – and was recognized with the prestigious Bowerman Award for his collegiate accomplishments last week. He went on to finish second at the US Championships and win the silver medal behind Holloway at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene.
Another great match-up will take place in the women’s 3000m, featuring Laura Muir of Great Britain and Ciara Mageean of Ireland. Muir is one of the best middle-distance runners in the world, having won twelve international medals in her career to date.
In 2022 alone, Muir won bronze over 1500m at the World Athletics Championships, gold and bronze for Scotland at 1500m and 800m, respectively, at the Commonwealth Games, and gold in the 1500m at the European Championships. Muir is also the European indoor record-holder at 3000m and will wrap up her 2023 indoor campaign with an attempt at the world indoor record at 1000m at the Birmingham World Indoor Tour Final on February 25.
Challenging Muir in the 3000m, Mageean is coming off the best season of her career. Mageean won silver medals behind Muir in the 1500m at both the Commonwealth Games and European Championships. She scored one of the biggest victories of her career when she won the 1500m at the Memorial van Damme Diamond League in Brussels in 3:56.63, breaking Sonia O’Sullivan’s 27-year-old Irish national record.
In the men’s 60m flat, Trayvon Bromell, the 2016 World Indoor Champion at 60m, will line up against previously announced Noah Lyles, the reigning world champion at 200m. Bromell is coming back from an excellent 2022 campaign that saw him win his second World Athletics Championships bronze medal at 100m and ended the year as the second-fastest man in the world at 100m.
The 2023 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix will be shown live on NBC from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, Feb. 4 and is a founding member of the World Athletics Indoor Tour. The series of the best indoor athletics events around the world awards overall tour winners $10,000 and a guaranteed spot at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
Now in its 28th year, the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix has played host to nine world records and 16 American records.
—Story by the New Balance Grand Prix Organisers