Hurdlers Aries Merritt, Kendra Harrison and Kerron Clement and sprinters Elaine Thompson and Dafne Schippers speak with the press ahead of the Müller Anniversary Games

With a packed programme and some brilliant battles in store, Sunday’s Müller Anniversary Games could be seen as a one-day World Championships as athletes head to the London Stadium ahead of the global event in the UK capital next month.

Speaking with the media before the Diamond League meeting, a trio of hurdlers – Kendra Harrison, Aries Merritt and Kerron Clement – plus sprinters Elaine Thompson and Dafne Schippers shared their thoughts and hopes as they continue their journeys toward performing on the world stage.

Watch the two press conferences below – the first with Clement and Harrison and the second with Merritt, Thompson and Schippers – and then check out our Anniversary Games preview here. See the July 6 edition of AW magazine, which is available to buy and read digitally here, for our full three-page event-by-event preview.