Monday 14th August
Kori Carter, Dalilah Muhammad and Ristananna Tracey to race at the last UK meet of the year
London 2017 world champion Kori Carter, silver medallist Dalilah Muhammad and bronze medallist Ristananna Tracey will face off in a 400m hurdles showdown at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham on Sunday 20 August.
American Carter overtook her compatriot Muhammad, the Rio Olympic champion, on the home straight in the London Stadium last night, to secure the world title in a time of 53.07 seconds. Muhammad clocked 53.50 secs for the silver, while Tracey of Jamaica set a personal best of 53.74 secs to take the bronze.
The three medallists will line up against a top-class field, which will include Olympic silver medallist Sara Petersen of Denmark plus world finalists Eilidh Doyle of Great Britain (coach: Brian Doyle) and Lea Sprunger of Switzerland.
Carter said: “I can’t wait to race at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham as the world champion and I’ll be hoping to follow up my amazing experience in London with another great run at the Alexander Stadium. The field is really strong and all three medallists from London are competing, so it will be a really exciting and competitive race.”
She added: “I’ve had such a wonderful few weeks in Britain and hopefully the meet in Birmingham will be the perfect way to end my time here.”
London world 200m finalist Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake (Dennis Shaver) will lead the British challenge in the men’s 200m at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham, against stacked field which will contain five world finalists from London, including bronze medallist Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago.
Olympic bronze medallist Christophe Lemaitre of France, Isaac Makwala of Botswana, American trio Isiah Young, Ameer Webb and Noah Lyles, plus Britain’s Danny Talbot will all compete.
Mitchell-Blake finished fourth in the world final in London and is keen to get a good result in Birmingham.
Mitchell-Blake said: “My performance in London has shown I can mix it with the best in the world and I’m determined to build on this and take it into future races, starting with the Müller Birmingham Grand Prix at the end of next week. I really want to finish my season with a bang, so I’ll be focused on producing another top-class performance.”
The IAAF Diamond League meeting will be the culmination of an outstanding summer of global athletics events in the UK and include Mo Farah’s last ever track race on home soil.
Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, who support and help to organise the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham, said: “We are delighted that so many stars of the IAAF World Championships will be coming to Birmingham. It will be a great opportunity for people across the city and region to celebrate their fantastic achievements and to come and watch them compete at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.”
The Müller Grand Prix Birmingham takes place exactly one week after the end of the IAAF World Championships in London which run from 4-13 August.
For tickets to see the world’s best athletes at The Müller Grand Prix Birmingham go to www.britishathletics.org.uk