Monday, May 20, 2013

Crawford set to race in Beijing at IAAF World Challenge Meeting at Bird's Nest..

BEIJING--Rainier Beach HS grad Ginnie Crawford (left/photo by Paul Merca) will compete in Tuesday's IAAF World Challenge meet at the Bird's Nest, the venue for the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital.

Crawford, who has a season best of 12.94 over the 100 meter hurdles, will face fellow Americans Kellie Wells, last year's broze medalist at the Olympics in London, and Funmi Jimoh, as well as Yuliya Kondakova of Russia, Anastassiya Pilipenko of Kazakhstan, and Alina Talay of Belarus, along with Shujiao Wu of China.

Reigning Olympic champions Anna Chicherova (high jump) and Allyson Felix (200) are among the headliners of the meet in Beijing.

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