Racers Grand Prix 2024: Athletes to watch out for ft. Noah Lyles

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Noah Lyles is set to headline the Men's 100m event (Photo: Getty)

Sprinters and hurdlers around the world are set to assemble at the Kingston Stadium on Saturday, June 1, for the Racers Grand Prix 2024. Being one of the most high-profile track tournaments in the Jamaican region, it will feature numerous prominent stars.

The Racers Grand Prix 2024 will see Noah Lyles headline the men's 100-m event of the competition. Besides, his younger brother, Josephus Lyles, will also feature in the tournament. Other prominent stars set to feature at the meet include Julien Alfred, Trey Cunningham, Shashalee Forbes, etc.

Let's have a look at the top five athletes to watch out for during the competition:

Racers Grand Prix 2024: Top Athletes to watch out for

#1 Noah Lyles

Noah Lyles
Noah Lyles

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist, Noah Lyles, will be leading the charge in the men's 100-m event. Lyles has had a fabulous start to his season, having already clinched titles at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational and Bermuda Grand Prix.

Lyles will have an opportunity to continue his recent success and make the most of the tough competition on Saturday before the Olympic trials take place the following month.


#2 Julien Alfred

Julien Alfred
Julien Alfred

The 22-year-old Saint Lucian sprinter, Julien Alfred,, will be a top feature in the women's 100-m sprint. Alfred has been breathing absolute fire since the start of the season, having clinched her first-ever indoor title at Glasgow (women's 60-m event) during the 2024 edition of the World Athletics Indoor Championships.

She also clinched a silver medal in the women's 100-m event in the recently concluded Prefontaine Classic. However, other athletes from Jamaica, like Shasalee Forbes, will give Alfred some fierce competition in this competition.


#3 Abby Steiner

Abby Steiner
Abby Steiner

Abby Steiner, a two-time World Championships gold medalist (2022 Eugene 4x100-m relays, 4x400-m relays), will be one of the top athletes to watch out for in the women's 200-m event of the competition. With a personal best of 22.09 seconds, the Ohio native also holds the indoor record in the women's 200-m event.


#4 Hansle Parchment

Hansle Parchment
Hansle Parchment

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist, Hansle Parchment, will be one of the athletes to watch in the men's 110-m hurdles event of the Racers Grand Prix 2024. Parchment recently missed a bronze medal at the Prefontaine Classic 2024 as he ended fourth, behind Grant Halloway, Daniel Roberts, and Freddie Crittenden.

Thus, he will be looking to make a strong comeback and finish in the top three in the upcoming tournament in Jamaica. He will, however, face strong competition from the American duo of Trey Cunningham and Michael Dickson.


#5 Shashalee Forbes

Shashalee Forbes (right ) Photo: Getty
Shashalee Forbes (right ) Photo: Getty

The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist, Shashalee Forbes, will also be a top feature at the Racers Grand Prix 2024 in Jamaica. She will participate in the women's 100-m event and will look to give some tough competition to other young athletes, such as Julien Alfred.

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