Four Olympic gold medallists for Boston Games
Olympic gold medallists Wayde van Niekerk, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Tori Bowie, and Jeff Henderson will compete in the adidas Boost Boston Games 'street meet' on Charles Street in Boston on a 200-metre track to be erected between the Public Garden and Boston Common on Sunday, June 4.
The meet will feature a number of American world record holders as well.
Headlining the Somerville roster on June 2 are Nick Willis, the two-time Olympic medalist at 1,500 metres; Dejen Gebremeskel, the 2012 Olympic silver medallist at 5,000 metres; and Ajee Wilson, the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships silver medallist and American Record-holder at 800 metres indoors.
Lining up against Willis in Somerville will be defending champion Collins Cheboi of Kenya and 19-year-old Drew Hunter, while in the 800 metres, Wilson will face 2012 European Champion Lynsey Sharp of Great Britain and Charlene Lipsey, who also bettered the previous 800-metre indoor mark when she finished second to Wilson in that race.