BIRMINGHAM – Nesta Carter, Kim Collins, David Oliver and Richard Browne exchanged their Valentine’s Day gifts with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ahead of the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday.
"Right now I’m just focussing on the season and running well here in Birmingham. I did two indoor races last year, but this year this meet is my only one before the World Indoor Championships, so I’m really looking forward to getting out there. It’s two races, so I’m just planning to give it my all," said Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
It will be Fraser-Pryce her first indoor race of 2014. Last year, Murielle Ahoure clocked 6.99 to win making her the 7th fastest performer of all-time. She returns this year as the World leader, but will have to battle Fraser-Pryce, the IAAF Athlete of the Year 2013.
Jamaican relay world record holder Nesta Carter: "I love running here in Birmingham. The Sainsbury's Indoor Grand Prix is always good fun. This is where I got my personal best and I'm here again to hopefully run another personal best. I'm going to go out there and do what I've got to do."
Kim Collins the former world champion added: "It will definitely take in the 6.40 region to win and there are guys here that are capable of that and it’s a great track also."