47 gold medallists will compete in the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix next month at Hampden Park. Olympic champions including David Rudisha, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, Carmelita Jeter and Ashton Eaton are just a few of the latest names to confirm that they will take part on 11-12 July.
The quartet will join 22 world champions and 25 Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists, just two weeks before the Commonwealth Games. Mo Farah and Christine Ohuruogu are already confirmed as competitors alongside Eilidh Child, Lynsey Sharp, and Chris O’Hare.
Rudisha will be making his first appearance in the UK since breaking the 800m world record on his way to Olympic gold at London 2012, and he marked his return to form with a triumph at the New York Diamond League last weekend.
25-year-old Rudisha said: “I haven’t competed in the UK since winning gold at the Olympics, so to return to the UK for the Glasgow Grand Prix is something that I’m really excited about. Winning gold at the Olympic Games and being the first ever athlete to go below the 1:41 barrier is my biggest achievement to date. The Glasgow Grand Prix will give me the best possible preparation for the Commonwealth Games. I know the field will include not only the best athletes in the Commonwealth, but the world too. I will have to perform at my best to secure another victory on the Diamond League circuit.”
The event is the first IAAF Diamond League meet to be staged in Scotland. For those who missed out on Glasgow 2014 tickets, it represents an opportunity to experience the world’s premier athletics series in the city.
To book tickets for the meet, visit the British Athletics website.