Olympic Games 1500m finalist Abel Kipsang will face the European Indoor record holder in 3000m champion, Adel Mechaal at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix, which is a World Athletics Indoor Tour gold level series that will be held on Friday (19) at the Utilita Arena – Birmingham.
Kipsang is just fresh from winning his first Indoor games race at the the Meweting Metz Monsele Athlelor, where he beat the world 1500m bronze medallist, Marcin Lewandowski.
Kipsang will have an uphill task as he will be battling Mechaal who is on a mission to lower the Spanish indoor record in the 1500m of 3:33.32 that was set in 1999 by Andres Manuel Diaz at a meeting in Piraeus. Greece.
European Champion bronze medallist in 1500m race, Jake Wightman from Britain is another title contender. Wightman who is also the 2018 commonwealth games bronze medallist comes to this race carrying a personal best of 3:29.47 that he got in 2020 in Monaco.
British line-up also features Neil Gourley, who clocked 3:35.32 in Boston on February 12, and Charlie Grice, who set his personal best of 3:30.62 in the 1500m in Monaco in 2019.
Peter Elliott’s British long-standing indoor record of 3:34.20 could be under threat