First of 4 American Track League Meets at Randal Tyson Track Center on Sunday

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First of 4 American Track League Meets at Randal Tyson Track Center on Sunday

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American Track League’s made-for-TV, four-meet, indoor elite track and field series will be broadcast live on ESPN/ESPN2. The series, which features the top men’s and women’s track and field athletes in the world, are also part of the World Athletics 2021 Silver Label Tour.

The 2021 season, which was originally to take place in various cities around the USA, will take place at one location in order to create a strict and comprehensive COVID protocol for all athletes, coaches and officials. The four meets will be held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at the Randal Tyson Track and Field Center. The 2021 edition of the American Track League will not have fans in attendance. However, these made-for-TV meets will be two hours in length and include some modified events to create more fan engagement and excitement.

As part of the World Athletics Continental Silver Tour, the athletes have the opportunity to earn bonus points, based on their performances, that can enhance their ability to advance to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. With international travel limited and the number of events leading into Olympic Trials in June still unconfirmed, the opportunity is critical for athletes to gain A standard scores to secure minimum eligibility for the games.

TENTATIVE Meet Schedule and TV Station/Times (Order of events and final event lists to be finalized)

Sunday, January 24, 2021    Randal Tyson Track and Field Center

Fayetteville, AR

ESPN

2-4PM (Central)

 

Men’s Events:

Women’s Events:

60M

60M

400M 60HH SP

300M 400M 60H

 

PV

 

HJ

 

Sunday, January 31, 2021    Randal Tyson Track and Field Center Fayetteville, AK        ESPN2 1-3PM (Central)

Men’s Events:            60M    200M     800M 60HH SP

Women’s Events:      60M    200M     Mile     60H     PV       LJ

Sunday, February 7, 2021    Randal Tyson Track and Field Center Fayetteville, AK        ESPN 3:30-5:30PM (Central)

Men’s Events:             60M   400M    Mile     60HH LJ

Women’s Events:        60M   200M    800M  60H     PV       HJ

Sunday, February 14, 2021 Randal Tyson Track and Field Center

Fayetteville, AK

 

ESPN/ESPN2 TBD

Men’s Events:

60M 300M

800M 60HH SP

Women’s Events:

60M   400M

1000M 60H PV

 

Quote:

Gabby Thomas (New Balance), 60m and 300m

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to race in the U.S. With so much uncertainty around competition schedules during this time, it’s great to be able to look forward to competing again after training hard and to regain some kind of normal.”

About American Track League

The American Track League is a series of four meets being held in the United States in Fayetteville, AR. The ATL was founded in 2013 by Paul Doyle and has continued for the past eight years providing elite competition in the US for thousands of athletes. Providing a condensed, fast paced and unique format has been at the center of the ATL to entertain and engage fans, even from the couches of their own homes.

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