28 Jun

Grand Prix Time For Farah

Mo Farah Grand Prix

A total of 30 London 2012 Olympic Games medallists, including 11 reigning Olympic champions, will be in action at the Grand Prix in Birmingham this Sunday (30 June). The IAAF Diamond League meeting, which takes place in the Alexander Stadium, will be led by Mo Farah in what is shaping up to be a strong 5000m line-up.

Double Olympic champion Farah, spotted this week supporting Andy Murray at Wimbledon, will line up against Ethiopian duo Hagos Gebrhiwet and Yenew Alamirew, as well as their compatriot and 2011 world champion Ibrahim Jeilan.

With the World Championships approaching, Farah will be aiming for a confidence-boosting performance before he heads to Moscow: "2012 was an incredible year for me and I'm really looking forward to competing in front of a home crowd in the UK again. This is another big year with the World Championships just around the corner and it's always good to perform well in Birmingham."

"I have great memories of competing at the Alexander Stadium and it was great to celebrate my Olympic success with a win there (over 2 miles) last year. I'll be looking to run well there again and put on another good show for the fans."

In addition to Farah, Olympic stars Greg Rutherford, Christine Ohuruogu and Dai Greene will be competing. To view the provisional entry lists for the Grand Prix, visit the IAAF website. The BBC will be providing live coverage from 2pm on Sunday.