Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix 2016: Dafne Schippers & Dina Asher-Smith confirmed

Olympic and World Champion to return to Glasgow for the first time since 2012.

Britain’s double Olympic and five-time world champion Mo Farah is to competing at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday 20 February!

The Grand Prix meeting is the best indoor athletics meeting in the world and will be staged at the Emirates Arena for the first time.

The addition of Mo in the games is especially exciting, as the countdown to the Grand Prix has begun with only 100 days to go.

Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix Mo Farah

So, what is the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix?

This event is the best one-day athletics meeting to ever be held in Scotland and will feature many of the world’s best athletes. It is also a crucial platform for Mo Farah as he aims to win the 5,000m and 10,000m titles at the Olympic Games in Rio next summer. He will be competing in the 3000m in Glasgow, likely to be his only indoor race of 2016.

He said: “2016 is another massive year for me, and the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix will be a key part of that. The 3000m in Glasgow is likely to be my only indoor race of 2016 and I want to make it a good one. It will give a good indication of how my training is going and will hopefully set me up for a successful outdoor season.”

Go Mo! We’re all behind you!

Update 2/12: Dafne Schippers and Dina Asher-Smith confirmed for Glasgow

Dafne Schippers and Dina Asher-Smith will compete in a thrilling 60m head-to-head at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on 20 February 2016.

Each athlete has beaten the other once over 60m with both setting their personal bests at last year’s European Indoor Championships in Prague; 7.05 for Schippers and 7.08 for Asher-Smith, the first of five British records she set during 2015.

Dafne Schippers and Dina Asher-Smith

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