Written by Shawn Price
FAYETTEVILLE, AR: The final weekend of the American Track League indoor season isFAYETTEVILLE, AR: The final weekend of the American Track League indoor season isheating up with the most decorated woman in U.S. track and field history, as nine-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix will kick off her 2021 season with a double in the Zenni Blokz 60m andthe 200m sprint.
Olympic gold medalist and 100m world record holder Aries Merritt will also make his seasondebut in the 60m hurdles, presented by Zenni Eyewear.
Shot Put will be a feature event, as Ryan Crouser attempts to best his first throw of the ATLseason on Jan 24th that broke the indoor world record at 74 feet, 10.5 inches (22.82). Crouserfeels that with his rest and training, there is more there to accomplish. The women will also gettheir first chance this season to compete, featuring Raven Saunders who was fifth in the RioOlympics.
The American Track League 4 airs live from the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville,Arkansas on ESPN at 4pm Central. Visit the newly launched ATL merch store atatlmerchshop.com
The American Track League’s made-for-TV event series 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, with support of USATF.