Ali went through a tough while in college after her father killed himself in a murder-suicide.
Distance entries include Jordan Hasay and Treniere Moser (1500/800), Alexi Pappas (1500), Matthew Maton (1500) and Cas Loxsom (800). *Full Entries
Ali has had an interesting career as she was a distance runner until senior year of high school, excelled in the HJ and multis in college, is coached by pro hurdler Ryan Wilson, and had her son with Olympic 400H silver medalist Michael Tinsley. Also she has 25 siblings and is considering going back to the heptathlon this outdoor season.
Ali hopes to defend her title in Portland.
Coached by fellow hurdler Ryan Wilson, Ali is fully back into track after her father's murder-suicide in 2009.
She prefers mainstream music.
She pulled out of the meet one day after it was announced that she would face Sally Pearson in the 100H.
Dallas O’Brien: “It is very disappointing, and to be honest frustrating, to hear that Nia has chosen to withdraw from competing at the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge. We made the announcement of her start yesterday following regular conversation with her management and given the lateness of the decision it will be difficult to replace her with an athlete of equal calibre."
A Pr in the final got Nia Ali the upset win over Sally Pearson.
Team USA's Nia Ali pulled a huge upset in the women's 60mh over Sally Pearson, but there were also stunned all over the place.