Yomif Kejelcha and Elaine Thompson are also set to star at the Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham.

The Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham is set to welcome more than 50 global medallists to Arena Birmingham on Saturday, February 16.

Olympic, world and European medallists will be on show for fans to see go head to head at the sold-out event at Arena Birmingham which will be live on BBC One between 13:15-16:30.

Britain’s European 1500m champion Laura Muir competes in the women’s mile with an eye on Kirsty Wade’s 31-year-old British record of 4:23.86. Following her victory at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships over 3000m and her Scottish indoor record over 800m in Torun, Muir’s race will be one of the highlights of the meet.

Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha’s was just 0.01 seconds outside the world indoor mile record in at the Millrose Games in New York last week, and his next race on the track will be greatly anticipated as he goes over 1500m with Hicham El Guerrouj’s 22-year world indoor 1500m record of 3:31.18 under threat.

Among the Olympic champions in action are Rio 2016 double gold medallist Elaine Thompson and Katerina Stefanidi who will feature in highly competitive women’s 60m and women’s pole vault fields respectively.

Thompson takes on the reigning European Indoor champion, Asha Philip, who claimed the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships title last weekend – her tenth national title in total – and double world medallist Marie-Josée Ta-Lou.

Furthermore, five 2018 world indoor champions return to the venue including Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera over 1500m, in addition to Kejelcha and Stefanidi, and men’s and women’s long jump champions Juan Miguel Echevarria of Cuba and Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic.

World number two in 2019 following his 6.53 clocking in Berlin two weeks ago, Reece Prescod goes in the men’s 60m, taking on world indoor silver medallist Su Bingtian of China. Newly-crowned British champion Dominic Ashwell and second-place Adam Thomas will have a last chance to chase European Indoor championship qualifying times.

The action will be televised live on BBC One from 13:15 – 16:30, while the full start lists can be found here.

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