European 1500m champion tackles classic distance at Stockton-on-Tees on September 8
Laura Muir will run the one mile at the Great North CityGames, but her race will be held at Stockton-on-Tees next week instead of Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside.
This means the European 1500m champion and other milers such as Eilish McColgan and Jemma Reekie will be battling it out on the banks of the River Tees rather than the Tyne, although all other Great CityGames events are being held in Newcastle and Gateshead.
Muir, who is also due to race in the Diamond League final in Brussels this week, will race over the iconic Infinity Bridge in Stockton-on-Tees on Saturday September 8.
The 25-year-old is a previous Great North CityGames winner over the mile, finishing first in 2016.
She said: “I’ve raced at the CityGames before but this will be the first time I’ll have ran in Stockton-on-Tees, so it’ll be something different.
“I love racing in new places, the competition is always fierce and it should be a great event.”
Also confirmed are Great Britain athletes Jess Judd, Hannah England and Rosie Clarke, as well as Netherlands’ two-time European Championship medallist Susan Krumins.
In the men’s mile, Moroccan Olympic bronze medallist Abdelaati Iguidar will take on Great Britain’s former European 800m silver medallist Michael Rimmer, along with Britons Zak Seddon, Robbie Fitzgibbon and Gateshead Harrier Chris Parr. Australian Jordy Williamsz and Poland’s Matteus Borkowski are also competing.
The mile events kick off at 9.30am, ahead of the new Simplyhealth Great Tees 10km as part of the Simplyhealth Great North Run weekend.