LONDON, 2014-3-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ticket registration for the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix opens as British Athletics confirm that double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah (coach: Alberto Salazar) and world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu (Lloyd Cowan) will compete at the event to be held at Hampden Park on 11-12 July 2014.
The British duo will head to Hampden Park for a weekend of world-class athletics and demand for tickets will be high. Sports fans can register for tickets from 5-19 March via www.britishathletics.org.uk
Farah will make his first track appearance since his 5,000m and 10,000m triumph in Moscow and he is excited about getting back out in front of a home crowd at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix.
Mo Farah said: “Glasgow will be one of my first track appearances in front of a home crowd in 2014, and having produced my best in front of the British public in London, I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and taking in the home support. Nothing in the world can compare to a British crowd and I will be doing everything I can to get the Hampden crowd going.
Ohuruogu, who broke the British record on her way to claim the world 400m crown in the Russian capital, will be making her first appearance in the city since 2006 after starring at the annual International Match at its previous home, Kelvin Hall.
“It is a real privilege to be competing at the first ever athletics event at Hampden. To have potentially 30,000 there in July, it’s going to be an amazing atmosphere for both athletes and spectators,” said Ohuruogu.
Tara Hewitt, Sainsbury’s Head of Sponsorship said: “We can’t wait to host some of the world’s greatest athletes in Glasgow ahead of such a big year of sport for the city.
The Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix, the first UK IAAF meeting outside of England in a number of years, will provide a fantastic stage to witness both household names and future stars as they strive for their personal bests.”
British Athletics’ Chief Executive Niels de Vos added: “Mo and Christine are two of the greatest ever British athletes and we are delighted that they will be taking part in the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix this summer.
“They will be joined by a host of other Olympic and world champions. Athletes love competing in the UK knowing that they will get incredible support and a fantastic atmosphere in Glasgow.
“I’d urge everyone to ensure they register their interest on the British Athletics website. Last year for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, the number of people registering outweighed the number of tickets available, which meant that they never went on public sale.
“With Commonwealth Games tickets heavily oversubscribed, we fully expect the same situation to occur again, so it is vital to register to be in with a chance of seeing the world’s best at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix.
To register for the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix, please visit www.britishathletics.org.uk