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Jamaican double Olympic gold medallist Veronica Campbell will match strides with United States sprint sensation Lauryn Williams at the 99th staging of the Millrose Games in Track and Field Athletics at Madison Square Gardens, in New York City on Friday, February 3.
The 60- metre race, which highlights the early season meeting in New York City is being billed by race organizers as a rematch between two of the world’s top female sprinters following the 2004 summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Williams is the 2005 World Champion at 100 metres and the Olympic silver medallist.
Campbell, 23, was the top female track and field athlete at the 2004 Olympics, winning two gold medals (200 metres, 4 x 100 metres relay) and a bronze (100 metres) on her way to being named the 2004 Sportswoman of the Year in Jamaica.
Her winning time of 22.05 seconds in the 200 metres finals in Athens was the fastest in the world for 2004 and no woman has run faster in the last five years.. At the 2005 WC, Campbell took silver at 100 metres, second only to Williams.
On the men’s side, meet organizers have already confirmed the participation of sprint hurdler Terrence Trammell and sprinter Shawn Crawford (USA), both of whom will race in the 60 metres dash.
Long considered the most historic indoor track event in the world and the longest continuing sporting event at Madison Square Garden, the Millrose Games is the second stop in the USA Track and Field’s Visa Championship Series with big incentives for the winners at the end of the short, explosive indoor season.
This year’s Millrose Games will be taped for broadcast on ESPN2 all sports network on February 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.