Men’s and womens’s distance events continue to get stronger.
Nick Willis of New Zealand and Americans Galen Rupp and Anna Pierce have been added to the already stellar fields at the 2010 Reebok Indoor Games, to take place February 6th in Boston, Mass. Among the athletes already heading to Boston is Ethiopian double Olympic gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba, where she will compete in the women’s 5000m.
Willis took home the silver medal in the 1500m at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The Kiwi star will run in the 1-mile run at the Reebok Games, a race we won in 2009. Rupp’s indoor personal best of 13:18.12 for 5000m is the current American record and he will look to take his first professional victory over that distance in Boston. Pierce, coming off a season where she was ranked #1 in the United States over 800m, will take on the 1000m distance. With her combination of sub-2:00 800m speed and sub-4:00 1500m strength, Pierce could very well have a shot at the American record of 2:34.19, set by Jen Toomey in 2004.
For more information, including tickets, visit the event’s website: www.BostonIndoorGames.com.