Jamaican sprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole has been confirmed for the Great North City Games in Britain on September 6.

The meet brings a mix of the top British and international athletes to the NewcastleGateshead Quayside.

Bailey-Cole, the 2014 Commonwealth Games 100-metre champion, is down to compete in the men’s 100 metres.

Among the athletes down to face Bailey-Cole are Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis and the British pair of Harry Aikines Aryeetey  and World Indoor champion Richard Kilty.

In the 100mH, Diamond race winner Dawn Harper Nelson will face European champion Tiffany Porter, World Indoor champion Nia Ali and World champion Brianna Rollins.

Britain’s top 400m runners will take on their 800m counterparts over 500m; Christine Ohuruogu, Eilidh Child, Lynsey Sharp and Jenny Meadows are all entered.

The women’s pole vault will feature Diamond race winner Fabiana Murer and Olympic champion Jenn Suhr.

In the 150m, Olympic 200m champion Allyson Felix takes on the next generation of British sprinters, Jodie Williams, Bianca Williams and Asha Philip.

Asbel Kiprop of Kenya is the one to beat in the road mile. Defending champion Garrett Heath, James Magut and Bernard Lagat will try to beat him.

In the women’s road mile, Commonwealth and European medalist Laura Weightman will try and avenge her narrow defeat to Morgan Uceny in last year’s race.

In the long jump, Greg Rutherford will hope to put his Birmingham Diamond League 4th place behind him, he will have to beat on-form Christian Taylor to win.

In the 110mH, Ryan Wilson and Will Sharman are the favorites. Olympic champion Aries Merrit and Andy Turner, in his farewell race, make up the field.


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