400m battles in Birmingham, courtesy of British Athletics/Getty Images
Su, Ujah, Prescod, Kilty
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): World indoor 60m silver medallist Su Bingtian is confirmed for the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham (IAAF World Indoor Tour) on 16 February, informs organisers. Su faces a strong British contingent including European 100m silver medallist Reece Prescod, two-time European indoor champion Richard Kilty and CJ Ujah, part of the gold medal-winning 4x100m team at the 2017 World Championships. “I know that where the 100m is concerned I have one of the best finishes in the world at the moment, but equally my start can be another massive strength with work. Racing over 60m in Birmingham against some of the top guys is only going to contribute towards that getting stronger and stronger, so it’s a big test that I’m looking forward to,” said Prescod. Laura Muir, Andrew Pozzi and Ekaterini Stefanidi are also confirmed for Birmingham.
runblogrun opines: The Birmingham Meeting (16 February) is one of my favorite meetings of the year. The crowd, the Arena, the track, and the wonderful fields come together to provide the finest indoor meeting in Europe. I hope that our readers get a chance to visit the meeting, but, until then, find a way to watch it on BBC.
Laura Muir, photo by Getty Images/British Athletics