Harrison set for London return

May 13, 2017


Sprint hurdles sensation Kendra Harrison of the US is promising a spectacular show when she returns to the London Stadium for The Muller Anniversary Games on July 9, the ninth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series.

Harrison, who missed out on a place in the US Olympic team for Rio, clocked an incredible 12.20 to break Bulgarian Yordanka Donkova's 28-year-old 100m hurdles world record in London last July.

"Last year's race was the highlight of my career so far and I can't wait to get back on that track to relive that experience," Harrison said.


Silver medallist


"The Muller Anniversary Games will be like the World Championships in one day and this year it's even more important to be there."

More sparks are set to fly this year when she faces a line-up that includes London 2012 Olympic champion Sally Pearson, Rio Olympic silver medallist Nia Ali and a British trio that includes 2014 European champion Tiffany Porter, Cindy Ofili and Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

Harrison kicked off her IAAF Diamond League season in Doha last weekend with a dominating 12.59 victory which came soon after she broke a bone in her hand during warm-ups.

"I'm so excited about coming back to the London Stadium to compete at the Muller Anniversary Games. Hopefully I can do something special again, to set me up for the World Championships in August."

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