Keni Harrison to race on the Diamond League in Gateshead

Keni Harrison to race at the Diamond League in Gateshead

World dash hurdles record-holder is newest athlete to decide to the Müller British Grand Prix in Gateshead on July 13

Recent from successful the 100m hurdles on the US Workforce Trials in Eugene, Keni Harrison has signed as much as the Müller British Grand Prix at Gateshead Worldwide Stadium on Tuesday July 13.

The 28-year-old set the world report of 12.20 on the Anniversary Video games within the London Stadium 5 years in the past and she is going to journey to Gateshead in advantageous type.

“I all the time take pleasure in competing in England – the followers are educated and I normally race fairly nicely there too!” she mentioned.

“My world report got here on the Anniversary Video games in London in 2016. Then a few years later I received the world indoor title in Birmingham and loved one other win on the Anniversary Video games in London that summer time.

“I used to be actually happy to win the US Olympic trials this week and am now wanting ahead to finalising my preparations for the Tokyo Video games. The Müller British Grand Prix in Gateshead subsequent month might be an awesome place to do it too and I’m excited in regards to the competitors.”

Keni Harrison (Paul Merca for TrackTown USA)

When Harrison set the mark in London in 2016 there was a short delay with the end result as she had dipped so low on the end line that her torso was below the beam. However moments later the world report time flashed up on the screens within the stadium and the sector erupted in noise.

She didn’t make the US Olympic staff that yr for the Rio Video games regardless of breaking the world report that summer time. However this yr she goes to the Tokyo Olympics as world record-holder and American champion.

In Gateshead she is going to face British No.1 Cindy Ofili, amongst others.

Elsewhere British star Dina Asher-Smith might be racing over 200m and Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands will compete within the ladies’s mile. Johannes Vetter of Germany might give Jan Zelezny’s world report a scare within the javelin if situations are good, whereas the ladies’s pole vault sees British record-holder Holly Bradshaw taking over Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi, world out of doors champion Anzhelika Sidorova, world indoor gold medallist Sandi Morris and world chief in 2021 Katie Nageotte.

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