New pro track league to offer $12.6 million in prize money

June 18, 2024

Four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson has announced the launch of Grand Slam Track (GST), a professional track league designed to bring together the world’s best sprinters and distance runners for four marquee meets in 2025, similar to tennis and golf. This innovative league aims to elevate the sport by providing a unique platform for the world’s best athletes to compete and shine.

The Grand Slam Track league also made a big splash by announcing their first athlete, 400m hurdles Olympic champion and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone. In the press release, Mclaughlin-Levrone said she’s honoured to be the first athlete in Grand Slam Track. “Michael’s vision is clear, and he’s exactly the leader this sport needs to break new ground. I am thrilled to be a part of this league and look forward to everything we have coming in the future. I firmly believe that this is the step forward that track needs to take it to another level.” Canadian Running