Athletics Stats: What are the meet records set at the USATF NYC Grand Prix?

The annual sporting event, the USATF NYC Grand Prix (USATF New York Grand Prix), is held in New York City’s Icahn Stadium, typically in the month of May or June. Until 2015, it was a regular feature in the renowned Diamond League competition. However, on March 3, 2016, the IAAF revealed that Rabat, Morocco would immediately replace New York on the Diamond League tour. On the same day, local event organizers stated their intention to transition the competition into a street event in New York. In the wake of these changes, the Adidas Boost Boston Games replaced the meet in 2016.

Launched in 2005 under the name of the Reebok Grand Prix and later renamed the Adidas Grand Prix, the USATF NYC Grand Prix was once part of the prestigious IAAF Grand Prix series. The Adidas Grand Prix (former name) oversaw two world records being set in the history of the games in 2008 and 2006. In 2008, Usain Bolt established the world record in the men’s 100 meter with a sensational 9.72 (+1.7 m/s). Meanwhile, distance runner Meseret Defar accomplished another world record as the Ethiopian athlete ran a timing of 14:24.53 in the women’s 5000m race.

Event’s comeback after six years

After a pause of six years, the USATF NYC Grand Prix made a comeback in 2022 under the present name as a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meet. The 2022 edition witnessed four new meet records – one in men’s category and three in women’s events. Devon Allen (men’s hurdles), Aleia Hobbs (women’s 100m), Alaysha Johnson (women’s 110m hurdles), and Gianna Woodruff (women’s 400 hurdles) emerged as the new record holders which made the return of the meet even more memorable.

Latest edition of the event

The 2023 edition of the USATF NYC Grand Prix is slated to take place on June 24, 2023, at the regular Icahn Stadium, situated in Manhattan, New York City. A lot of superstars, including Noah Lyles, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, Athing Mu, Christian Coleman, Chase Ealey and meet record holders Allen and Hobbs will be featuring at the continental gold tour event. With about a day to go for the commencement of the event, let’s take a look at the meet records and its holders of the USATF NYC Grand Prix.

EventMen’s (Nation)Men’s RecordWomen’s (Nation)Women’s Record
100 mUsain Bolt (Jamaica)9.72 (+1.7 m/s)Aleia Hobbs (United States)10.83 (+0.9 m/s)
200 mTyson Gay (United States)19.58 (+1.3 m/s)Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica)21.98 (+1.4 m/s)
400 mLaShawn Merritt (United States)44.19Francena McCorory (United States)49.86
800 mDavid Rudisha (Kenya)1:41.74Fantu Magiso (Ethiopia)1:57.48
1000 mAlex Kipchirchir (Kenya)2:16.94Erin Donohue (United States)2:37.42
1500 mNicholas Kemboi (Kenya)3:33.29Abeba Aregawi (Sweden)4:00.13
MileAlan Webb (United States)3:52.84Camille Chapus (United States)4:39.64
3000 mGebregziabher Gebremariam (Ethiopia)7:39.48Meseret Defar (Ethiopia)8:33.57
5000 mMicah Kogo (Kenya)13:02.90Meseret Defar (Ethiopia)14:24.53
110 m hurdlesDevon Allen (United States)12.84 (+1.6 m/s)Alaysha Johnson (United States)12.40 (+2.0 m/s)
400 m hurdlesKerron Clement (United States)47.86Gianna Woodruff (Panama)54.35
3000 m steeplechasePaul Kipsiele Koech (Kenya)8:01.85Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia)9:18.58
Pole vaultRenaud Lavillenie (France)5.85 mJennifer Suhr (United States)4.88 m
High jumpBohdan Bondarenko / Mutaz Essa Barshim (Ukraine / Qatar)2.42 mRuth Beitia / Blanka Vlašić (Spain / Croatia)1.97 m
Long jumpJeff Henderson (United States)8.33 m (+1.6 m/s)Christabel Nettey (Canada)6.92 m (-1.3 m/s)
Triple jumpTeddy Tamgho (France)17.98 m (+1.2 m/s)Olga Rypakova (Kazakhstan)14.71 m (-0.9 m/s)
Shot putChristian Cantwell (United States)21.68 mValerie Adams (New Zealand)20.60 m
Discus throwRobert Harting (Germany)68.24 mSandra Perković (Croatia)68.48 m
Hammer throwKibwe Johnson (United States)74.01 mBritney Henry (United States)66.73 m
Javelin throwAndreas Thorkildsen (Norway)87.02 mSunette Viljoen (South Africa)69.35 m

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