Search

Fastest sprinters in the world heading to London Stadium

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 May 2019

Sprinter Reece Prescod and Stef Reid with students on the track (Pic: Henry Browne)

Sprinter Reece Prescod and Stef Reid with students on the track (Pic: Henry Browne)

2018 Getty Images

Four of the world's very best 100m sprinters have been lined up for this July's Muller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium, including the second quickest man ever and Britain's two leading lights in the event.

Having established himself as Britain's current number one at 100m courtesy of a 9.91 best and a European title last year, Zharnel Hughes will be looking to go one better on his second-place finish at last year's edition of the Games. Alongside Hughes, fellow Briton Reece Prescod will relish lining up in his home city following eye-catching performances over the last two seasons.

A world championships finalist in 2017 and European silver medallist last year, the 23-year-old Londoner has bold ambitions for 2019, with Linford Christie's record of 9.87 one of his targets.

Alongside the British stars, two world-class athletes with 11 Olympic and world medals between them, Canadian Andre De Grasse and Jamaica's Yohan Blake will be joining the spectacular line-up.

You may also want to watch:

De Grasse will be hoping to re-assert his authority on the global sprinting stage after a lengthy injury spell.

A triple Olympic medallist in 2016, De Grasse's appearance at the Muller Anniversary Games marks his first ever race in London.

But a man who is no stranger to the London Stadium having won three Olympic medals back in 2012, is Jamaican Yohan Blake. The second fastest man in history over 100m with a time of 9.69 seconds, Blake's presence in the field is the latest exciting announcement in the countdown to July's showpiece in the capital.

Fresh on the back of multiple Olympic and World medallists being confirmed in the women's equivalent in Dina Asher-Smith (GBR) Elaine Thompson (JAM), Dafne Schippers (NED) and Marie-Josee Ta Lou (CIV), this year's Müller Anniversary Games is shaping up to be another showcase of world-class athletics talent.

The Games has seen history made on numerous occasions in recent years, with some memorable performances from British names such as Sir Mo Farah, Laura Muir and the aforementioned Dina Asher-Smith, while para athletics stars Kare Adenegan and Sophie Hahn both broke world records in 2018.

Tickets for the Müller Anniversary Games are still available via www.britishathletics.org.uk.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 15:21

The London Football Association (LFA) are offering an opportunity for the football community in East and North London to have their say and shape the LFA's future agenda on the subjects that matter.

Yesterday, 14:05

It was a truly up-and-down weekend for Lee Valley Lions, as they followed a heavy 15-3 defeat at Haringey with a 5-4 home defeat against the same opponents just 24 hours later.

Did any Hammer come out of the Burnley clash with any credit?

Mon, 12:00

O's boss Carl Fletcher says he knows his side's FA Cup first round defeat to non-league Maldon & Tiptree on Sunday was not good enough.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Leyton Orient fell victim to an FA Cup giantkilling at the hands of Maldon & Tiptree on Sunday.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Tower Hamlets pulled off a comeback win while Clapton, Ilford and Sporting Bengal all fell to defeats in the Essex Senior League on Saturday.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

BBL Cup holders London Lions fell short to the visiting Worcester Wolves in another thrilling clash as they fight to claim a place in the quarter-finals.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Germany Women spoiled the party and struck late on to earn a 2-1 victory over England in front of a record-breaking crowd at Wembley.

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists