Fraser-Pryce and Felix showdown set for BT Great CityGames

Olympic champions set to go head-to-head over 150m in Manchester

Allyson Felix (Mark Shearman)

Olympic 200m champion Allyson Felix is to take on double Olympic 100m gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as they split the difference and go head-to-head over 150m at the BT Great CityGames Manchester on May 25.

It will be the third time the 27-year-old American has competed at the street meeting. On Felix’s first appearance three years ago she produced a world 200m best performance time of 22.55 and 12 months later went even faster, clocking 22.12 in the 200m as well as 16.48 in the 150m.

After her last visit Felix, a supporter of the street racing concept that sees athletes battle it out on an IAAF certified, purpose built track and pop-up athletics arena in the city centre, said: “It’s just fun, and great to see the fans out supporting.

“I just love to be so close to them all, I can’t wait to come back again.”

Olympic gold medallists Greg Rutherford and Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic, Paralympic gold medallist Alan Oliveira of Brazil and silver medallist Stef Reid have also already confirmed their attendance at the event, while the 150m will also see the likes of Great Britain’s former world junior gold medallist Jodie Williams in action.

» The event is free to spectate and no tickets are required. For further information visit www.greatcitygames.org

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