The British record-holder will be joined by fellow world relay medallists Asha Philip and Desiree Henry who will run 100m on Gateshead Quayside
Three members of GB’s world and Olympic medal-winning 4x100m relay team will be among those racing at the Great North CityGames when street athletics returns to the Gateshead Quayside on Saturday September 9.
British 100m and 200m record-holder Dina Asher-Smith will run the distance in between as she takes on 150m, while Asha Philip and Desiree Henry will line up in the 100m on the pop-up track.
Asher-Smith broke her foot in February but has been impressive on the track this summer, also finishing fourth in the world 200m in London in a season’s best of 22.22 and then beating double world silver medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou in Berlin last weekend.
The Briton ran 16.82 for 150m at the Great CityGames Manchester in 2015, with Henry having run a European best for the straight-run distance of 16.57 at last year’s Great North CityGames.
Asher-Smith’s competition in Newcastle-Gateshead will include her fellow Briton Bianca Williams plus Naomi Sedney of Netherlands.
In the 100m, Philip and Henry will be competing against Ireland’s European under-20 100m champion Gina Akpe-Moses and South Africa’s Carina Horn.
With a range of events on offer from 100m to the one-mile distance plus pole vault and long jump in a specially-constructed arena on the banks of the Tyne, the Great North CityGames kicks off a weekend of first-class sporting action. It encompasses the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run, the Simplyhealth Great North 5k and finishes with the world-famous Simplyhealth Great North Run on the Sunday.
The athletics action is free to watch, no ticket is required, and the event is broadcast live on BBC One from 1.15pm.