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News30 Jan 2023

Bol faces 500m test, Kincaid keen to kick on in Boston


Femke Bol wins the 400m in Torun (© Marta Gorczynska)

Femke Bol and Woody Kincaid are to make their New Balance Indoor Grand Prix debuts when they compete at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Boston on 4 February.

Olympic and world 400m hurdles medallist Bol will headline the field in the women’s 500m as she races the distance for the first time.

The 22-year-old is coming off a sensational 2022 season that saw her win European titles for the Netherlands in the 400m hurdles, 400m flat and in the 4x400m relay. She also won 400m hurdles silver and bronze medals at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon and Olympic Games in Tokyo, respectively, claimed 400m and 4x400m silver medals at last year’s World Athletics Indoor Championships, and is the third-fastest woman in history in the 400m hurdles.

Ready to challenge her at the TRACK at new balance are her Dutch compatriot Lisanne De Witte, USA's Kendall Ellis and Jamaica's Janieve Russell.

Joining them in Boston is newly-minted North American indoor 5000m record-holder Kincaid, who will contest the men’s 3000m. The US 30-year-old ran 12:51.61 last weekend at the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University to break Grant Fisher’s area record, set last year. The time also makes Kincaid the fourth-fastest man in history in the indoor 5000m.

These top athletes join the previously announced Noah Lyles, Gabby Thomas, Grant Holloway, Trey Cunningham, Laura Muir, Ciara Mageean, Katie Moon, Katerina Stefanidi, Mariano Garcia, Bryce Hoppel, Marvin Bracy-Williams, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, Shericka Jackson, Mikiah Brisco and Aleia Hobbs.

For further information on the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, visit the event website.

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