Perdita Felicien (Bing Images)
World Champion Perdita Felicien of Oshawa, Ontario, is in a tough field this weekend at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York City (Saturday, 2:30pm, NBC). This is the sixth stop of the IAAF Samsung Diamond League Series, and Felicien looks to improve on her sixth place finish in Rome last month.
Felicien, who won the Gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles for Canada at the 2003 IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Paris, France, will participate in her last key event before coming to Edmonton for a key track meet at the end of the month. Her top competitors include Brigitte Foster-Hylton of Jamaica, the women’s gold medallist in the 100m hurdles at the 2009 IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Berlin, Jessica Ennis of Great Britain, who won Gold at the same World Championships in heptathlon, Delloreen Ennis of Jamaica, who is a three-time World Championship medallist in women’s hurdles, 2010 World Indoor Champion Lolo Jones of the United States, and American Kellie Wells, who won the Diamond League event in Qatar last month.