• Rudisha, Farah to contest in Birmingham DL

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World record holder and Olympic champion in 800m David Rudisha has been added to a star studded Birmingham Diamond League meet on 5 June.


David Rudisha, who regained his world 800m crown last year in Beijing will compete in the 600m.

 “I loved running 600 at the Birmingham Diamond League in 2014 and I'm really looking forward to doing it again on 5 June. The athletes always get amazing support at British events and running 600m is a good part of my preparations this Olympic Year. My training has been going well and I am looking forward to a good year.” Rudisha said

The meet organizers also announced on Wednesday the participation of double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah. 

World 200m champion Dafne Schippers will go against the Great Britain's top sprinter Dina Asher Smith in the 100m.

 The 22 year-old Adam Gemili will return to Birmingham to contest in the 100m. Last year in the same venue he set his personal best of 9.97 seconds.

Asbel Kiprop the-3-time world champion will compete in the men's 1500m

Great Britain's European 800m champion Lynsey Sharp will go against the World indoor champion  Francine Niyonsaba, the 2013 world champion Eunice Sum in the 800m. 




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