World’s Greatest Hurdlers to Compete at adidas Atlanta City Games
ATLANTA - March 29, 2023 -- Four of the world's greatest hurdlers have been added to the lineup for the inaugural adidas Atlanta City Games. Meet organizers announced today that reigning World Champions Grant Holloway and Tobi Amusan, World Silver Medalist Trey Cunningham and Olympic Silver Medalist Kendra Harrison will all compete in Atlanta on May 6.
Holloway, a former Florida Gator, will face familiar competition in fellow American Trey Cunningham, a former Florida State Seminole. Cunningham was the NCAA Champion both indoors and outdoors last year before claiming his silver medal at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene.
A full list of athletes currently announced for the meet can be found here.
Held on the evening of Saturday, May 6, the adidas Atlanta City Games will feature sprint and hurdle competitions held on specially-built, elevated track. It also includes middle distance events on the streets surrounding Centennial Olympic Park as well as a pole vault competition. The meet is free and open to spectators. It will also be broadcast live on adidas's YouTube channel. A tentative schedule of events can be found here.
The day will kick off with the Run with Maud 5K at 8 a.m., a fundraiser for the Ahmaud Arbery Foundation to celebrate the life of Arbery, who was killed while running in 2020. The early afternoon will feature the Youth City Games, with performances from the fastest youth athletes in the state of Georgia. In the evening, runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to the Running City Mile, a road mile race where runners can compete against people in their own age group. The Running City Mile will culminate with a professional race, kicking off the adidas Atlanta City Games.