14th August 2017
Britain's 4x400m relay stars among 59 world medallists at Muller Grand Prix
Britain’s world 4x400m relay heroes will be among a stellar line up of 19 London 2017 world champions and 40 medallists, competing at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham this Sunday.
Silver medallists Eilidh Doyle (coach: Brian Doyle) and Zoey Clark (Eddie McKenna) will line up in the 400m hurdles and 400m respectively at the Alexander Stadium.
Doyle, Clark, Laviai Nielsen, and Emily Diamond ran a brilliant race in the London Stadium, clocking 3:25.00, to finish in second behind an outstanding USA team and hold off Poland down the home straight.
Doyle said: “After seeing the incredible performances from both the sprint relay teams, we were really fired up to do well and it paid off. To win a world silver medal on home soil is amazing and it’s given me a real boost going into the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham next Sunday, where I’ll be looking to end my UK season with a good result in the 400m hurdles.”
She added: “Lots of the GB team will be competing in Birmingham and it’s always a great meet, so we can go to the Alexander Stadium and enjoy ourselves and celebrate a fantastic summer.”
All four of the bronze medal winning men’s quartet of Matthew Hudson-Smith (Tony Hadley), Dwayne Cowan (Lloyd Cowan), Rabah Yousif (Carol Williams) and Martyn Rooney (Graham Hedman), will race over 400m at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham.
The men produced a superb performance in the world final, recording a season’s best of 2:59.00 seconds to finish behind Trinidad and Tobago and the USA, taking the British medal tally to six.
Hudson-Smith said: “Winning a world bronze medal in the 4x400m was brilliant and I can’t wait to go back to race at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham on my home track, as a London 2017 medallist.”
“All the Brits and many of the international athletes know from experience that the fans in Birmingham really love their athletics and they are some of the best spectators in the world. So, everyone can expect a fantastic atmosphere at the Alexander Stadium this weekend,” he added.
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.
The Müller Grand Prix Birmingham is supported by Birmingham City Council and takes place exactly one week after the end of the IAAF World Championships in London which finished on 13 August.