Get ready for some early excitements at the 2023 USATF NYC Grand Prix at the Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island this Saturday, 24 June. The early morning spotlight will be on the Men’s and Women’s Hammer Throw events, featuring an impressive lineup of athletes from around the world.
Don’t miss a moment of the action! A live stream of the event will be available on Runnerspace starting at 9:00 am ET local time. You can access the live stream here. NOTE: The weather conditions on Randall’s Island is rainy so the throwers will have to very carefully as they compete in the wet ring. Read more: How to watch and follow 2023 USATF NYC Grand Prix live streaming?
Men’s Hammer Throw event:
The Men’s Hammer Throw event will see eight athletes vying for the top spot. Among them is USA’s world and Olympic finalist Rudy Winkler, who boasts a personal best of 82.71 meters and a season’s best of 80.88 meters. He will face stiff competition from his fellow United States compatriots, in addition to athletes such as Mexico’s Diego Del Real and Netherlands’ Denzel Comenentia, both of whom have personal bests exceeding 78 meters.
The event will also feature a strong contingent from the United States, including Sean Donnelly, Morgan Shigo, Daniel Haugh, and Alex Young.
Women’s Hammer Throw event:
In the Women’s Hammer Throw event, the competition is equally fierce. Annette Echikunwoke of the United States leads the pack with a personal best of 75.49 meters and a season’s best of 75.00 meters.
She will be challenged by fellow American athletes Maggie Ewen, Alyssa Wilson, Jillian Shippee, and Janeah Stewart, all of whom have personal bests over 70 meters. Improving Jamaican Erica Belvit, who is targeting the world championships qualifying standard, will also be competing, adding an international flavor to the event.
Join us as we cheer on these incredible athletes in their quest for glory at the 2023 USATF NYC Grand Prix.