Hurdling Past History
In a single day the field for the 106th Millrose Games raised its bar to extraordinary new heights.
"I'm very excited that we have continued to put stellar fields together following the U.S. team’s great success at the London Games," said Dr. Norb Sander, Executive Director of the Armory Foundation.
In the men's 60 hurdles all eyes will be on London Games silver medal winner Jason Richardson, former world champion Ladji Doucoure of France and 2012 NCAA champion Andrew Riley.
Richardson won the silver medal with a 13.04 in the 110-meter hurdles behind only American teammate Aries Merritt (12.92). The 26-year-old Richardson captured the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, and also turned in a personal-best 12.98 in last June's Olympic Trials.
"The Millrose Games is one of the most historical track and field meets in the U.S. and the hurdles have always been a big part of this event, so I'm definitely looking forward to this opportunity in such a unique, fan-friendly environment like the Armory," Richardson said.
Doucoure, a three-time Olympian, secured the gold with a 13.07 in the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki. Doucoure also won the gold in the European Indoor Championships 60 meter hurdles in both 2005 and 2009.
Riley became the first athlete to capture both the 100-meter dash and 110-meter hurdles titles last June at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Last year's hurdles featured world record holder Merritt as well as Olympic medalists David Oliver and Terrence Trammell. Oliver won just ahead of Trammell and Merritt.
To stay atop all the Millrose Games' news, please visit Millrose-Games.org. Here are the announcements to date:
• Millrose Coming to ESPN in 2013
• Symmonds, Solomon To Reunite
• Lagat To Chase Records At Millrose Again
• Jager, Ritz Join Lagat, Levins & Lalang In Two-Mile
• DeLoach To Face Reese In Millrose Long Jump
• London Gold Medalists Suhr, Reese Commit
• High School Mile Qualifying
• Millrose Trials Information Released