Can these oldies still prove to be goodies? Read this Millrose Games press release and decide for yourself?
NEW YORK CITY (Jan. 23) – Gail Devers, a two-time Olympic 100-meter champion, and Maurice Greene, an Olympic gold medalist at 100 meters and a three-time World Champion, have been added to a star-studded field for the 100th Millrose Games, organizers announced today. Devers will compete in the 60-meter hurdles and Greene in the 60-meter dash.
Devers, who is also a three-time World Indoor Champion at 60 meters, has made five Olympic teams spanning back to 1988, and is a 10-time USA hurdles champion. She is the American Record-holder at 12.33 seconds at the 100H and 7.74 at the 60H, as well as the Millrose Games meet record-holder. At 40, she has been at the top of the sport since the mid-1980s.
Greene is the 60-meter World Indoor Record-holder at 6.39 seconds, and has run six of the seven fastest times in history. A former World Record-holder at 100 meters, Greene also is the 1999 World Champion at 200 meters. His credentials rank him as one of the greatest sprinters of all time.
The two future Hall of Famers will join Yelena Isinbayeva, the Olympic gold medalist, World Champion and World-Record-holder in the pole vault who is making her U.S. debut here; Bernard Lagat; the two-time Olympic medalist and four-time Wanamaker Mile champion; Reese Hoffa, the #1-ranked shot putter in the world and two-time defending Millrose champion; American miler Alan Webb, a 2004 Olympian and 2005 World Championship finalist; and Australian pole vaulter Steve Hooker, ranked #1 in the world.
The 100th Millrose Games, the second stop in USA Track & Field’s Visa Championship Series, will be held Feb. 2 at Madison Square Garden beginning at 5:45 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit www.Millrose-Games.com. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster (call 212-307-7171, visit www.Ticketmaster.com or at Ticketmaster outlets); or at the Madison Square Garden box office.