Sharman to face world-class field in Birmingham

01 January 2015 / 11:25

Will Sharman will face the last two Olympic 110m hurdles champions over 60m at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday February 21.

Sharman, who finished second in the 110m hurdles at both the European Championships in Zurich and Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer, will go up against world record holder and 2012 Olympic champion Aries Merritt as well as Dayron Robles, who won gold at Beijing in 2008.

Reigning world indoor 60m hurdles champion Omo Osaghae of the USA will also compete, meaning that the last three winners of the world indoor title will be part of a world-class field in Birmingham.

After finishing seventh in the 2014 World Indoor Championships with a personal best of 7.53 seconds, Sharman is hoping to continue his impressive form into 2015.

“I always enjoy competing in Birmingham but I’ve never run at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix so I’m really looking forward to it,” he said.

“It will be such a strong line-up that it could easily be a global final and I’m excited about testing myself against the best in the world ahead of the European Indoor Championships.”

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