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LAST RUN: Kim Collins to compete one final time

FOLLOWING THE announcement that Christian Coleman and Andre De Grasse will compete at the Muller Anniversary Games, eight other world-class sprinters have been confirmed for the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on July 21-22.

Su Bingtian heads up the latest additions. A 9.99s performer over 100m, Su set three Asian records over 60m this indoor season, culminating with his 6.42s clocking to clinch world indoor silver behind Coleman in Birmingham.

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The bronze medallist from that race, USA's Ronnie Baker, is set to join the pair in London, with the race serving to reunite the trio that made the podium earlier this year. Baker, who holds a 100m best of 9.97, earlier this year reduced his 60m PB to 6.40s to move to third on the world all-time list.

World indoor 60m hurdles champion Andrew Pozzi, Commonwealth Games silver medallists Eilidh Doyle and Morgan Lake as well as double Gold Coast medallist in the women’s T38 100m and long jump and world T38 long jump champion, Olivia Breen, will all be in action at the London Stadium.

Pozzi last competed in the 110m hurdles at the Anniversary Games in 2016, recording a swift season’s best 13.19 in his heat.
Having already achieved the qualifying standard for the European Championships with one of the ten fastest times in 2018, he is relishing the chance to be back amongst a strong field in London.

He said: “The Müller Anniversary Games is always the highlight of the outdoor season, and for a British athlete there really is no better feeling that being introduced to a home crowd, especially when it’s at the London Stadium.

“It’s a meeting that brought the best out of me back in 2016, and I’ll be going in looking to win this time around at what I’m sure will be a weekend of incredible and world class athletics.”

Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies secured a South African 1-2 finish at the Commonwealth Games. They will be joined in London by the man who took the bronze medal behind them, Jamaica’s 2011 world champion Yohan Blake.

Kim Collins, meanwhile, will be making his final appearance on UK soil. The 2003 world champion has competed in the UK on more than 50 occasions.

The home crowd will have plenty to cheer on in the form of CJ Ujah and Reece Prescod.

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