Chris O'Hare, Jake Wightman, Laura Muir, Steph Twell highlight British Indoor Championships (Feb 15-17)

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OHare_Chris-NBiGP18.jpGChris O'Hare and Jake Wightman, 2018 NB Indoor Grand Prix, photo by PhotoRun.net

Muir_Laura5kQ-London17.jpgLaura Muir, photo by PhotoRun.net

BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Double European indoor champion Laura Muir will compete in the 3000m at the British Indoor Championships where she will face European indoor bronze medallist Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell, who ran 8:41.94 in Boston last weekend. Greg Rutherford is the star of the long jump. Other European indoor champions in action include Asha Philip in the women's 60m against European 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith; Richard Kilty in the men's 60m against CJ Ujah, who has clocked 6.53 this season; and Andrew Pozzi in the men's 60m hurdles. Other middle distance highlights include Chris O'Hare against Jake Wightman in the men's 1500m; former European champion Lynsey Sharp against European indoor silver medallist Shelayna Oskan-Clarke in the women's 800m; and a strong men's 800m with Elliot Giles, Guy Learmonth, Andrew Osagie and Michael Rimmer all entered. Former European indoor champion Holly Bradshaw faces Greek guest Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou in the pole vault while Olympic 20km race walk sixth-placer Tom Bosworth is the standout favourite in the 5000m walk. Ahead of the pentathlon at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Katarina Johnson-Thompson will contest the 60m hurdles and long jump.

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