17 Feb

Birmingham Set For Indoor Treat

Mo Farah

This weekend will see a host of stars compete in what is arguably the top international indoor event in the calendar, the Aviva Indoor Grand Prix. A sell-out crowd in Birmingham will be looking forward to seeing 5K world champion Mo Farah, recently crowned US record holder Bernard Lagat and Laureus' Sportswoman of the Year, Vivian Cheruiyot all compete.

Farah, who has previously set 3000m and 5000m records in the Grand Prix event, will be taking part in the 2 mile race. The European Athlete of the year will face strong competition from Commonwealth champion Moses Kipsiro and Eilud Kipchoge.

The men's 1500m race will see Bernard Lagat, fresh from breaking the US 5km record last weekend, take on a trio of sub 3:30 athletes, including, Augustine Choge from Kenya and Amine Laalou from Morocco.

For Vivian Cheruiyot, the Aviva Grand Prix will be represent the first outing of the season. The event will also be the sole indoor race the four-time world champion will take part in this year as she steps up preparations for Olympic gold. The Kenyan runner will be competing in the 3k race.

If you want to see how Farah, Lagat, Cheruiyot and the British team get on, you can watch live coverage of the Aviva Indoor Grand Prix on BBC 1 on Saturday from 1pm onwards.