BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Legendary hurdler Felix Sanchez is set to star in the first ever 400 m indoor hurdles competition to take place on UK soil when it is showcased at Birmingham’s Aviva Grand Prix next Saturday. Sanchez, who won the Dominican Republic’s first ever Olympic gold, at the 2004 Athens games, will join British runner Rick Yates at the NIA as the event is inaugurated into the domestic calendar. Informs UK Athletics. The innovative event, which originated in France and is staged at various meets in Europe, sees six athletes tackle eight hurdles – each 30m apart – as they run two laps of the indoor track.
FAYETTEVILLE (USA): Coached by legend Jackie Joyner Kersee, fast sprinter Marshevet Myers will return to the long jump after a 5-year hiatus. She’ll be jumping at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, site of her 2006 NCAA Indoor title in the event and PB of 671.
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