By Gary Smith
Great Britain’s Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu will race against fellow countrywoman and world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis over 150m at the Manchester Great City Games next month.
Last year Ohuruogu, who won gold at the Beijing Games in the quarter-mile, finished second to Bahamian Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie.
“The Great City Games was a brilliant event – a 150m track laid in the middle of the city,” said Ohuruogu.
“Despite the weather the atmosphere was great as the crowd really got into it.”
Ferguson will compete against American 400m world champion Sania Richards in the 200m.
In the men’s 150m last year, Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt set a world record when he floated away from the field in the pouring rain to set a world best of 14.35sec.
Bolt, however, will not be in action in Manchester this term, but world 100m silver medallist Tyson Gay and world 200m silver medallist Alonso Edwards will race on the specially erected track on 16 May.
It is still not certain as to which event Gay will race over as yet, but Edwards has been confirmed to race in the 150m.