News12 Jan 2016

Ennis-Hill heads to Glasgow once more


Jessica Ennis (GBR) hurdling in Glasgow where she beat the national 60m Hurdles record (© Getty Images)

Jessica Ennis-Hill has confirmed that she will compete at the sold-out Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on 20 February, organisers of the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting announced on Tuesday (12).

The announcement that Ennis-Hill will run in the 60m hurdles means that all three of Great Britain’s reigning Olympic champions will compete in the 5000-seater Emirates Arena next month, the heptathlete joining compatriots Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford.

Ennis-Hill has a great record in the 60m hurdles in Glasgow, setting a personal best in 2008, what was then a British record of 7.95 in 2010 and then taking victory in 2011.

“I am really looking forward to competing in the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix," said the two-time world heptathlon champion. "This fixture always kick-starts my year. Training is going well and it will be good to get out there and compete with some great athletes and really test myself. Olympic year is a big year for all of us and the first competition brings with it trepidation and excitement."

Organisers for the IAAF

2016 IAAF World Indoor Tour calendar
6 February – Karlsruhe, GER
14 February – Boston, USA
17 February – Stockholm, SWE
20 February – Glasgow, GBR