Three members of GB’s world and Olympic medal-winning 4x100m relay team will be among those racing at the Great North CityGames when street athletics returns to the Gateshead Quayside on Saturday September 9.
British 100m and 200m record-holder Dina Asher-Smith will run the distance in between as she takes on 150m, while Asha Philip and Desiree Henry will line up in the 100m on the pop-up track.
Asher-Smith broke her foot in February but has been impressive on the track this summer, also finishing fourth in the world 200m in London in a season’s best of 22.22 and then beating double world silver medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou in Berlin last weekend.
The Briton ran 16.82 for 150m at the Great CityGames Manchester in 2015, with Henry having run a European best for the straight-run distance of 16.57 at last year’s Great North CityGames.
Asher-Smith’s competition in Newcastle-Gateshead will include her fellow Briton Bianca Williams plus Naomi Sedney of Netherlands.
In the 100m, Philip and Henry will be competing against Ireland’s European under-20 100m champion Gina Akpe-Moses and South Africa’s Carina Horn.