11 March 2020
Cockroft, Hahn and Reid among stars to feature at Muller Anniversary Games
Paralympic champions Hannah Cockroft and Sophie Hahn, plus 2017 world champion Stef Reid, are set to headline the Müller Anniversary Games in July.
This year marks the eighth edition of the prestigious event and saw a remarkable 11 national records broken in front of over 40,000 spectators in 2019.
Five-time world champion Hahn will contest in the T35-38 100 metres, while Cockroft, who added her eleventh and twelfth world titles to her collection in Dubai last November, will return to the capital to compete in the T34 100 metres.
The 27-year-old is the current world record holder in the event, clocking 16.77s at the World Para Athletics Championships last year as she sliced 0.55s off her previous best to win her fifth 100m world title.
And the five-time Paralympic champion knows just how big the event will be in preparation for the Games in Tokyo later in the year.
“I am so excited to be heading back to the London Stadium to compete at the Müller Anniversary Games,” Cockroft said.
“Opportunities to race against the best in the world in front of a home crowd don’t come around very often, so it will be a special occasion and a significant milestone in my season.
“The support from British fans is like no other, and I cannot wait to compete in front of them. I have great memories from the London Games in 2012, and the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships, so it will be the perfect send off before my third Paralympics.”
Another world champion from 2017, Reid, will be back for the T64 long jump, and is looking forward to competing at the event again in front of a boisterous home crowd.
“I cannot wait to get back into the London Stadium where I’ve experienced some of the best moments of my career,” Reid said.
“I still get butterflies when I drive past the stadium and the event will be the perfect send off to Tokyo 2020!”
Tickets for the Müller Anniversary Games on 4 and 5 July 2020 are on sale at www.theticketfactory.com/british-athletics
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