London Grand Prix
|London Grand Prix
Müller Anniversary Games
The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, host of the event from 2013
|Date||July – August|
|Location||London, England (Glasgow, Scotland in 2014)|
|Event type||Track and field|
|Official site||London Anniversary Games|
The London Athletics Grand Prix is an annual athletics event held in London, England. Previously one of the five IAAF Super Grand Prix events, it is now part of the IAAF Diamond League. Until 2012 all editions were held at the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace. The 2013 edition was known as the "Anniversary Games", as it took place in the Olympic Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, exactly one year after the Olympic Games were held in the same venue. In 2014 the meet was held in Glasgow, Scotland, as preparation for the Commonwealth Games held there later that month.
Emsley Carr Mile
The Emsley Carr Mile remains a fixture at the annual meeting, with a history spanning back to 1953 at the White City Stadium. Emsley Carr, an athletics fan and the editor of The News of the World, created an annual mile race in the hope that the first four-minute mile would be achieved on British soil. Gordon Pirie won the first race, but Roger Bannister had run under 4 minutes in Oxford by time that the second race was competed. However, the tradition continued, with the winner signing his name in a red leather-bound book identical to the Bible used in Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. Derek Ibbotson achieved the first sub-4-minute run at the race in 1956, and many of the best middle-distance runners have won at the Emsley Carr Mile since, including Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Hicham El Guerrouj.
On 24 January 2013 it was announced that London Grand Prix would be moved to the Olympic Stadium for 2013. The London Legacy Development Corporation had expressed interest in holding an athletics event at the stadium to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics. After the 2013 event a return to Crystal Palace was ruled out as according to Ed Warner it would be a backward step. Hampden Park which was due to host the athletics events at the Commonwealth Games and a temporary venue in Horse Guards Parade and the Mall were mooted for the 2014 edition, before a return to the Olympic Stadium in 2015 due to a gap in the reconstruction schedule. A four-year sponsorship deal with Sainsburys was announced in January 2014. In February 2014 it was confirmed that the Grand Prix event would move to Hampden Park and be known as the Glasgow Grand Prix.
Over the course of its history, a number of world records has been set at the London Grand Prix.
|2004||Pole vault||4.90 m||Yelena Isinbaeva||Russia|
|2005||Pole vault||4.96 m||Yelena Isinbaeva||Russia|
|2005||Pole vault||5.00 m||Yelena Isinbaeva||Russia|
|2016||100 m hurdles||12.20 (+0.3 m/s)||Kendra Harrison||United States|
|100 m||10.77 (+0.7 m/s)||Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce||Jamaica||27 July 2013|||
|200 m||22.10 (−0.3 m/s)||Elaine Thompson||Jamaica||25 July 2015|||
|400 m||49.05||Sanya Richards-Ross||United States||28 July 2006|
|800 m||1:58.19||Brenda Martinez||United States||26 July 2013|||
|1500 m||3:57.49||Laura Muir||Great Britain||22 July 2016|||
|3000 m||8:21.64||Sonia O'Sullivan||Ireland||15 July 1994|
|5000 m||14:36.41||Tirunesh Dibaba||Ethiopia||13 August 2010|
|100 m hurdles||12.20 (+0.3 m/s)||Kendra Harrison||United States||22 July 2016|||
|400 m hurdles||52.79||Kaliese Spencer||Jamaica||5 August 2011|||
|3000 m steeplechase||9:10.64||Hiwot Ayalew||Ethiopia||12 July 2014|||
|High jump||2.05 m||Kajsa Bergqvist||Sweden||28 July 2006|
|Pole vault||5.00 m||Yelena Isinbayeva||Russia||22 July 2005|
|Long jump||6.99 m (+1.9 m/s)||Naide Gomes||Portugal||25 July 2009|||
|Triple jump||15.27 m (+1.2 m/s)||Yamilé Aldama||Sudan||8 August 2003|
|Shot put||20.90 m||Valerie Adams||New Zealand||27 July 2013|||
|Discus throw||69.94 m||Sandra Perković||Croatia||23 July 2016|||
|Javelin throw||66.74 m||Christina Obergföll||Germany||5 August 2011|||
|4×100 m relay||41.82||Asha Philip
|Great Britain||22 July 2016|||
|1953–1979||Rotary Watches International Games||Rotary Watches Ltd|
|1980–1988||Peugeot Talbot Games||Peugeot / Talbot|
|1989–1991||Royal Mail Parcels Games||Royal Mail|
|1992||London Grand Prix||none|
|1993||IAAF Grand Prix Final|
|1994||TSB Games London Grand Prix||Trustee Savings Bank|
|1995–1996||KP Games London Grand Prix||KP Nuts|
|1997–1998||London Grand Prix||none|
|1999–2001||CGU British Grand Prix||CGU plc|
|2002–2007||Norwich Union London Grand Prix|
|2008–2012||Aviva London Grand Prix|
|2013, 2015||Sainsbury's Anniversary Games||Sainsbury's|
|2014||Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix|
|2016||Müller Anniversary Games||Müller|
|1953–2012||National Sports Centre||Crystal Palace, Greater London||England|
|2013, 2015-present||The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park||Stratford, London||England|
|2014||Hampden Park||Mount Florida, Glasgow||Scotland|
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