British Grand Prix (athletics)

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British Grand Prix (athletics)
Alexander Stadium.jpg
The host stadium – Alexander Stadium
Date July
Location Birmingham, England
Event type Track and field
Official site British Grand Prix

The British Grand Prix is an annual athletics meeting. It is part of the IAAF Diamond League series of track and field meets and it is sponsored by Aviva. It was held at the Gateshead International Stadium in Gateshead until 2010, but was moved to Alexander Stadium in Birmingham in 2011.

History[edit]

From 2003 to 2009 IAAF classified the British Grand Prix among IAAF Grand Prix meetings. Asafa Powell equalled the 100 metres world record at the meeting in 2006.[1]

World records[edit]

Over the course of its history, one world record has been set at the British Grand Prix.

Year Event Record Athlete Nationality
2006 100 m 9.77 (+1.5 m/s) Asafa Powell  Jamaica

Meeting records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 9.77 (+1.5 m/s) Asafa Powell  Jamaica 11 June 2006
200 m 19.94 Michael Johnson  United States 15 September 1991
400 m 44.49 Iwan Thomas  United Kingdom 29 June 1997
800 m 1:43.93 Mark Everett  United States 15 September 1991
1500 m 3:30.82 Ali Saïdi-Sief  Algeria 27 August 2000
Two miles 8:24.14 Jim Spivey  United States 19 July 1986
5000 m 13:00.20 Vincent Chepkok  Kenya 10 July 2010
110 m hurdles 12.95 (-0.9 m/s) Aries Merritt  United States 26 August 2012 [2]
400 m hurdles 47.67 Kevin Young  United States 14 August 1992
3000 m steeplechase 8:19.72 Linus Chumba  Kenya 10 July 2010
High jump 2.36 m Javier Sotomayor  Cuba 29 August 1993
Steve Smith  United Kingdom 27 June 1999
Bohdan Bondarenko  Ukraine 30 June 2013 [3]
Long jump 8.45 m Miguel Pate  United States 21 August 2005
Triple jump 17.74 m Christian Olsson  Sweden 13 July 2003
Shot put 22.45 m Christian Cantwell  United States 11 June 2006
Discus throw 69.83 m Piotr Małachowski  Poland 10 July 2010
Javelin throw 95.66 m Jan Železný  Czech Republic 29 August 1993

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref Video
100 m 10.81 (+0.7 m/s) Carmelita Jeter  United States 26 August 2012 [4]
200 m 22.25 Sanya Richards  United States 11 June 2006
400 m 49.77 Sanya Richards  United States 21 August 2005
800 m 1:57.22 Janeth Jepkosgei  Kenya 11 June 2006
1500 m 3:58.07 Kelly Holmes  United Kingdom 29 June 1997
3000 m 8:33.00 Sonia O'Sullivan  Ireland 27 August 2000
100 m hurdles 12.48 (+0.7 m/s) Sally Pearson  Australia 10 July 2011 [5] [1]
400 m hurdles 53.78 Kaliese Spencer  Jamaica 26 August 2012 [6]
3000 m steeplechase 9:17.43 Milcah Chemos  Kenya 30 June 2013 [7]
High jump 2.03 m Kajsa Bergqvist  Sweden 21 August 2005
Pole vault 4.87 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 27 June 2004
Long jump 6.95 m Tatyana Lebedeva  Russia 11 June 2006
Triple jump 14.94 m Ashia Hansen  Great Britain 29 June 1997
Shot put 20.57 m Nadzeya Astapchuk  Belarus 10 July 2010
Javelin throw 66.08 m Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic 26 August 2012 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Powell equals 100m world record. BBC Sport (2006-06-11). Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  2. ^ "110m Hurdles – Results". IAAF. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Matt Brown (30 June 2013). "Farah delivers as other favourites falter in Birmingham – IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "100m Results". IAAF. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "100m Hurdles Women – Final: Results" (PDF). Samsung Diamond League. Omega Timing. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "400m Hurdles Results". IAAF. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Matt Brown (30 June 2013). "Farah delivers as other favourites falter in Birmingham – IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". IAAF. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

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