Reigning 100m world champion Christian Coleman will face Erriyon Knighton, this yr’s world quickest over 200m, in a 100m-showdown at subsequent week’s New York Grand Prix, organizers mentioned on Thursday.
The June 12 meet at Icahn Stadium will likely be a step in Coleman’s working his approach again into type after an 18-month suspension for violating doping whereabouts guidelines.
Coleman, 26, was second on the world indoors within the 60m earlier this yr and third at Might’s Prefontaine Traditional in Eugene, Oregon, on the identical monitor the place this yr’s world championships will likely be staged in July.
US compatriot Knighton, 18, ran 19.49 within the 200 in April. He was fourth within the occasion in final yr’s Tokyo Olympics.
Noah Lyles, the reigning world 200m champion who took third at Tokyo within the occasion, shifted his plans from working the 100 to racing the 200.
Different athletes named as planning to compete in New York included two-time Olympic finalist Devon Allen towards reigning world champion Grant Holloway within the 110m hurdles, reigning 800m world indoor champion Ajee Wilson and hometown hero Michael Cherry within the 400.