Boston, Mass. (Jan. 30, 2023) – Triple European Champion Femke Bol will make her New Balance Indoor Grand Prix debut on Sat., Feb. 4, 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. Read more: McLaughlin-Levrone vs Shericka Jackson at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Making her New Balance Indoor Grand Prix debut, Femke Bol will headline the field in the women’s 500m. Bol is coming off a sensational 2022 season which saw her win European Championships titles for the Netherlands in the 400m hurdles, 400m flat and in the 4x400m relay.
She also won the silver and bronze medals over 400m hurdles at the 2022 World Athletics Championships and 2020 Olympic Games, respectively, won 400m and 4x400m silver at the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships and is the third-fastest woman in history in the intermediate hurdles.
Also making his New Balance Indoor Grand Prix debut is newly-minted US indoor 5000m record-holder Woody Kincaid. Kincaid recorded a sensational 12:51.61 last weekend at the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University to break Grant Fisher’s American record, set last year. The time also makes Kincaid the fourth-fastest man in history in the indoor 5000m.
Those top athletes join the previously announced Noah Lyles, Gabby Thomas, Grant Holloway, Trey Cunningham, Laura Muir, Ciara Mageean, Katie Moon, Katerina Stefanidi, Mariano García, Bryce Hoppel, Marvin Bracy-Williams, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, Shericka Jackson, Mikiah Brisco and Aleia Hobbs.
The previously announced Jake Wightman has withdrawn.
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 Gold. 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.
Applications for media credentials for the 2023 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix are currently open and available until Friday, Jan. 27 at https://www.nbindoorgrandprix.com/meet-info/media-info/.
A pre-meet press conference will be held on Friday, Feb. 3 at 11:00 am, while another media opportunity will take place at the TRACK at new balance in the afternoon, with exact timings and athletes in attendance confirmed nearer the time.
Now in its 28th year, the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix has played host to nine world records and 16 American records.
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.