Sprint champions Thompson-Herah, Kerley, James, Amusan, Williams and Charlton set for USATF NYC Grand Prix on Sun., June 9
May 31, 2024

Sprint champions Thompson-Herah, Kerley, James, Amusan, Williams and Charlton set for USATF NYC Grand Prix on Sun., June 9

NEW YORK, New York. (May 31, 2024) – Elaine Thompson-Herah, Fred Kerley, Kirani James, Tobi Amusan, Danielle Williams and Devynne Charlton are set to compete at the USATF NYC Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium, organizers announced today.

The sixth stop on World Athletics’ Continental Tour Gold, the USATF NYC Grand Prix will take place at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York City on Sunday, June 9. Tickets for the event on are now on sale at

Racing in New York over 100m for the first time in her career, Elaine Thompson-Herah is easily one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of track and field. She won golds in both the 100m and 200m at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a feat she duplicated at the 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo, making her the only woman to ever win back-to-back 100m and 200m golds at consecutive Olympic Games. In addition to her Olympic exploits, Thompson-Herah is also a three-time Wanda Diamond League Champion at 100m, the reigning Commonwealth Games Champion at 100m and 200m and with personal bests of 10.54 and 21.53, she stands as the second and third-fastest woman in history at 100m and 200m, respectively.

Headlining the men’s 100m, Fred Kerley will be racing in New York City for the first time in his professional career. One of the most versatile sprinters of his generation, Kerley won the bronze medal over 400m at the 2019 World Athletics Championships before taking silver and gold medals in the 100m at the 2020 Olympic Games and 2022 World Athletics Championships, respectively. Kerley is also one of only three men to have run under 10.00 for 100m, under 20.00 for 200m and under 44.00 for 400m. Kerley will face stiff competition in the form of Kenny Bednarek, the 2020 Olympic and 2022 World Athletics Championships silver medalist at 200m.

Also making his New York City debut on June 9 will be Kirani James over 400m. James burst onto the athletics scene in 2011, winning the World Athletics Championships over 400m that year. In 2012, James took gold in the 400m at the Olympic Games in London, becoming Grenada’s first Olympic medalist. James followed up those achievements with silver and bronze medals at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games, respectively, and won the silver medal at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.

Leading the women’s 100m hurdles will be the fastest woman in history, Tobi Amusan of Nigeria and Jamiaca’s Danielle Williams, the reigning world champion. Amusan ran herself into the record books at the 2022 World Athletics Championships, demolishing the world record in the 100m hurdles with a phenomenal 12.12 clocking in the semi finals enroute to capturing the world title in a wind-aided 12.06. Williams won gold at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, adding to the gold she won at the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Amusan and Williams will be joined in New York by Bahamian hurdle sensation Devynne Charlton, the reigning World Athletics Indoor Champion and world record-holder in the 60m hurdles, and Kendra Harrison, the 2020 Olympic silver medalist and second-fastest woman in history.

Those stars join the previously announced Noah Lyles and Gabby Thomas. Rai Benjamin has withdrawn from the USATF NYC Grand Prix.

The 2024 USATF NYC Grand Prix will be shown live both on NBC from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT, as well as on Peacock from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 and is a gold-level member of the World Athletics Continental Tour.

About the Randalls Island Park Alliance
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA), founded in 1992, is a public-private partnership with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation that seeks to realize the unique potential of 330 waterfront parkland acres anchoring Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. RIPA works with the City and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, cultural events, and environmental exploration. As the dedicated steward of Randall’s Island Park, the Alliance sustains, maintains, develops and programs the Park to support the well-being of all New Yorkers.The Park offers miles of waterfront pathways, almost nine acres of wetlands, an urban farm, Icahn Stadium - an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Class 1 certified running track with a 400-meter Mondo Super X Surface - a golf center, a 20-court tennis center, and over 60 new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site. For more information, please visit 

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