British Grand Prix (athletics)

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British Grand Prix
Alexander Stadium.jpg
The host stadium – Alexander Stadium
DateMay–August
LocationBirmingham, England
Event typeTrack and field
World Athletics Cat.GW[1]

The British Grand Prix, formerly known as the Birmingham Grand Prix, is an annual athletics meeting. Since 2010 it has been a part of the Diamond League series of track and field meets.

In 2020 the event was due to be held at the Gateshead International Stadium but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.[2] The event returned to Gateshead in 2021.[3] The 2022 event was held at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Venues[edit]

Year Date Stadium City
1992 14 August
1998 2 August Don Valley Stadium Sheffield
1999 7 August Crystal Palace London
2000 5 August Crystal Palace London
2001 22 July Crystal Palace London
2002 23 August Crystal Palace London
2003 8 August Crystal Palace London
2004 24 June International Stadium Gateshead
2005 22 July Crystal Palace London
2006 11 June International Stadium Gateshead
2007 15 July Don Valley Stadium Sheffield
2008 31 August International Stadium Gateshead
2009 31 August International Stadium Gateshead
2010 5 June International Stadium Gateshead
2011 10 July Alexander Stadium Birmingham
2012 26 August Alexander Stadium Birmingham
2013 30 June Alexander Stadium Birmingham
2014 24 August Alexander Stadium Birmingham
2015 7 June Alexander Stadium Birmingham
2016 5 June Alexander Stadium Birmingham
2017 20 August Alexander Stadium Birmingham
2018 18 August Alexander Stadium Birmingham
2019 18 August Alexander Stadium Birmingham
2020 Not held[2]
2021 23 May International Stadium Gateshead
2022 21 May Alexander Stadium Birmingham

World records[edit]

Over the course of its history, the following world records have been set at the British Grand Prix.[4]

Year Event Record Athlete Nationality
2004 Pole vault 4.87 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia
2006 100 m 9.77 (+1.5 m/s) Asafa Powell  Jamaica

Meeting records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
100 m 9.77 (+1.5 m/s) Asafa Powell  Jamaica 11 June 2006 Gateshead
200 m 19.94 Michael Johnson  United States 15 September 1991
300 m 31.56 Douglas Walker  Great Britain 19 July 1998 Sheffield
400 m 44.23 Kirani James  Grenada 5 June 2016 Birmingham [5]
600 m 1:13.10 DLR David Rudisha  Kenya 5 June 2016 Birmingham [6]
800 m 1:42.79 Emmanuel Korir  Kenya 18 August 2018 Birmingham [7]
1500 m 3:29.33 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 5 June 2016 Birmingham [8]
Mile 3:51.89 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 24 August 2014 Birmingham [9]
3000 m 7:26.69 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 15 July 2007 Sheffield
Two miles 8:07.85 DLR Mo Farah  Great Britain 24 August 2014 Birmingham [10]
5000 m 13:00.20 Vincent Chepkok  Kenya 10 July 2010 Gateshead
110 m hurdles 12.95 (-0.9 m/s) Aries Merritt  United States 26 August 2012 Birmingham [11]
400 m hurdles 47.67 Kevin Young  United States 14 August 1992
3000 m steeplechase 8:00.12 Conseslus Kipruto  Kenya 5 June 2016 Birmingham [12]
High jump 2.40 m Mutaz Essa Barshim  Qatar 20 August 2017 Birmingham [13]
Long jump 8.53 m (+1.5 m/s) Luvo Manyonga  South Africa 18 August 2018 Birmingham [14]
Triple jump 17.74 m Christian Olsson  Sweden 13 July 2003 London
Shot put 22.45 m Christian Cantwell  United States 11 June 2006 Gateshead
Discus throw 71.27 m DLR Kristjan Čeh  Slovenia 21 May 2022 Birmingham [15]
Javelin throw 95.66 m Jan Železný  Czech Republic 29 August 1993
4 x 100 m relay 38.31 Aaron Brown
Jerome Blake
Brendon Rodney
Andre De Grasse
 Canada 21 May 2022 Birmingham [16]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Place Ref
100 m 10.81 (+0.7 m/s) Carmelita Jeter  United States 26 August 2012 Birmingham [17]
200 m 22.15 (+0.4 m/s) Shaunae Miller-Uibo  Bahamas 18 August 2018 Birmingham [18]
400 m 49.77 Sanya Richards  United States 21 August 2005 London
800 m 1:56.92 Francine Niyonsaba  Burundi 5 June 2016 Birmingham [19]
1500 m 3:58.07 Kelly Holmes  Great Britain 29 June 1997
Mile 4:21.11 Konstanze Klosterhalfen  Germany 18 August 2019 Birmingham [20]
3000 m 8:28.90 Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 20 August 2017 Birmingham [21]
Two miles 9:11.49 DLR Mercy Cherono  Kenya 24 August 2014 Birmingham [22]
5000 m 14:47.55 Dawit Seyaum  Ethiopia 21 May 2022 Birmingham [23]
100 m hurdles 12.46 (-0.3 m/s) Kendra Harrison  United States 5 June 2016 Birmingham [24]
400 m hurdles 53.78 Kaliese Spencer  Jamaica 26 August 2012 Birmingham [25]
3000 m steeplechase 9:05.55 Beatrice Chepkoech  Kenya 18 August 2019 Birmingham [20]
High jump 2.03 m Kajsa Bergqvist  Sweden 21 August 2005 London
Pole vault 4.87 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 27 June 2004 Gateshead
Long jump 7.09 m (0.0 m/s) Malaika Mihambo  Germany 21 May 2022 Birmingham [26]
Triple jump 14.94 m Ashia Hansen  Great Britain 29 June 1997
Shot put 20.57 m Nadzeya Astapchuk  Belarus 10 July 2010 Gateshead
Discus throw 69.23 m Sandra Perkovic  Croatia 7 June 2015 Birmingham [27]
Javelin throw 66.08 m Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic 26 August 2012 Birmingham [28]
4 x 100 m relay 42.29 Beth Dobbin
Imani Lansiquot
Dina Asher-Smith
Daryll Neita
 Great Britain 21 May 2022 Birmingham [29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IAAF World Ranking Calendar". IAAF. 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Gateshead Grand Prix, set for September, cancelled". BBC Sport. 23 July 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Strong Wanda Diamond League 2021 season takes shape in Olympic year". IDL Diamond League. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  4. ^ Powell equals 100m world record. BBC Sport (2006-06-11). Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  5. ^ "400m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  6. ^ "600m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  7. ^ "800m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  8. ^ "1500m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Mile Results". IAAF. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Two Miles Results". IAAF. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  11. ^ "110m Hurdles – Results". IAAF. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  12. ^ "3000m Steeplechase Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  13. ^ "High Jump Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Long Jump Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  15. ^ Jess Whittington (21 May 2022). "Ceh and Mihambo fabulous in the field in Birmingham". World Athetlics. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  16. ^ Jess Whittington (21 May 2022). "Ceh and Mihambo fabulous in the field in Birmingham". World Athetlics. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  17. ^ "100m Results". IAAF. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  18. ^ "200m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  19. ^ "800m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  20. ^ a b Jon Mulkeen (18 August 2019). "Chepkoech and Klosterhalfen smash meeting records in Birmingham – IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  21. ^ "3000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  22. ^ "Two Miles Results". IAAF. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  23. ^ Jess Whittington (21 May 2022). "Ceh and Mihambo fabulous in the field in Birmingham". World Athetlics. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  24. ^ "100m Hurdles Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 5 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  25. ^ "400m Hurdles Results". IAAF. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  26. ^ Jess Whittington (21 May 2022). "Ceh and Mihambo fabulous in the field in Birmingham". World Athetlics. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  27. ^ "Discus Throw Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 7 June 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  28. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". IAAF. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  29. ^ Jess Whittington (21 May 2022). "Ceh and Mihambo fabulous in the field in Birmingham". World Athetlics. Retrieved 22 May 2022.

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