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Gemili added to Glasgow 60m field

European 200m champion Adam Gemili will face some of the fastest men on the planet at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, the final meeting in the IAAF World Indoor Tour, on 20 February.

Gemili is the latest athlete to be added to the start list and will face USA’s world 100m bronze medallist Trayvon Bromell, Britain’s world indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty and 2003 world 100m champion Kim Collins from Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Following a hamstring injury last summer, Gemili made a successful return to action in Cardiff last weekend running a 60m personal best of 6.59 and is looking forward to stepping up his season in Glasgow.

“2015 was bittersweet for me,” he said. “It was amazing to become only the sixth British man in history to break 10 seconds for the 100m but rupturing my hamstring and missing the World Championships in Beijing was a massive disappointment. Now I’m fit and ready to return and looking forward to the 2016 season.

“The Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix is the ideal way for me to begin my journey to the Rio Olympic Games. The competition is absolutely top-class and I can’t wait to face so many top athletes. It really is an incredible line-up and I’m very excited.”

The Indoor Grand Prix will be held in Glasgow for the first time in 2016 as the city alternates hosting the event with Birmingham up to 2020.

Athletes in action in other events include Britain’s world and Olympic champions Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, plus world 200m champion Dafne Schippers.

Organisers for the IAAF

2016 IAAF World Indoor Tour calendar
6 February – Karlsruhe Indoor Meeting (Karlsruhe, GER)
14 February – New Balance Indoor Grand Prix (Boston, USA)
17 February – Globen Galan (Stockholm, SWE)
20 February – Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix (Glasgow, GBR)