Britain’s Laura Muir will be among the home hopes as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Tour continues tomorrow in Birmingham.
The European 1500 metres champion heads into the competition fresh from victory at the British Athletics Indoor Championships over 3,000 metres last weekend.
Muir recently set a Scottish indoor record over the 800m but her sights will be set on victory in the women’s mile event at the Birmingham Arena.
Reigning women’s 60m European indoor champion Asha Philip and fellow sprinter Reece Prescod will also carry British hopes in front of a home crowd.
Several reigning world indoor champions are set to return to the scene of their triumphs last year.
Among them will be Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, who will expect to go head-to-head with Philip.
Greek star Katerina Stefanidi headlines the women’s pole vault field in Birmingham.
Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria and Serbia’s Ivana Španović are due to contest the men’s and women’s long jump competitions.
Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha could provide one of the stories of the event as he competes in the men’s 1500m competition.
Kejelcha will head into the competition having narrowly missed out on the world indoor mile record last week in New York City,
He will hope to produced a similarly impressive performance in Britain, where he could potentially challenge the world indoor record of 3min 31.18sec set 22 years ago by Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj.
The one-day event is the fifth of the six-stop World Indoor Tour season.
The tour is due to conclude in Düsseldorf on Wednesday (February 20).