Tiffany Porter also among those in action as she looks to continue her unbeaten run on Deansgate

Olympic silver medallist Orlando Ortega will return to the Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester track when street athletics again takes place in the city centre on Friday May 26.

Ortega will contest the 110m hurdles on the purpose-built sprint track on Deansgate on the Friday evening, while field action will also take place in a pop-up athletics arena in Albert Square.

“I’m looking forward to returning to Manchester,” said the 2015 winner. “The atmosphere was amazing last time – I really enjoyed the meet.

“With the World Championships coming up, this is a very important year for everyone so that should make the competition fierce.”

Ortega will be taking on British duo David King and David Omoregie alongside Frenchman Aurel Manga in the race, which will be televised on BBC Two.

Omoregie said: “Street athletics events are always great fun and I’m sure Manchester will be no different. I think all the British guys enjoy coming to these meets as it gives athletics fans a different perspective.

“We’re all competing with each other for places at the Worlds so that should give it an extra edge in Manchester.”

Seb Rodger will battle it out with Jack Green and Jacob Paul plus Ireland’s Thomas Barr in the 200m hurdles.

Rodger, who ran for Great Britain in the 400m hurdles at the 2016 Rio Olympics, won on Deansgate a year ago and is looking forward to his return visit to the city.

“Manchester is a great city and it will be fantastic to come back and compete in front of so many people,” he said. “200m hurdles in a straight line takes some getting used to so that will be a bit of a leveller and it will be very hard to call on the day with such a strong domestic line up.”

In the women’s 100m hurdles, Tiffany Porter returns to Manchester where she will be aiming to continue her unbeaten run on Deansgate, which stretches back to 2014.

The world medallist will be up against Olympic, world and Commonwealth gold medallist Sally Pearson.

The Australian is best known to CityGames fans for having pulled off an unusual double by winning the 100m hurdles in Gateshead in 2013, before following it up with victory over 150m with only 75 minutes break between both events.

The sprint track, a 250m length of specially-constructed running surface, will be moved for 2017 to a new location further down Deansgate, alongside Great Northern Warehouse.

The Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester is free to spectate. Taking athletics out of the stadium and on to the streets it gives thousands of spectators the opportunity to experience the sport from a unique perspective, while showcasing the best of Manchester on a live 90-minute programme on BBC Two and BBC Two HD from 6pm.