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William Sharman to take on Merritt at Glasgow Diamond League

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William Sharman and Olympic champion Aries Merritt will go head-to-head in the Diamond League in Glasgow in July.

The meet will be the first time the premier athletics tour has visited the Scottish city, and the line-up is already starting to take shape.

The 110m hurdles is one of the hottest events around at the moment, though, and Merritt will be hoping to win the event as he returns from injury. The 28-year-old, who broke the world record when he ran 12.80s just a month after winning gold at London 2012, missed the last Diamond League meet in Shanghai.

In fact, the American has not really replicated the form which saw him conquer all in 2012. Last year, it was countryman David Oliver who was on the top step at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, with Merritt fifth, one place behind Britain's Sharman.

While Sharman's personal best of 13.26 is well below the best times in the world, he regularly competes in the major finals, and will be hoping he can win his first Diamond League race, in Glasgow. If he does, it will stand him in good stead for the Commonwealth Games just a few weeks later.

Other athletes competing in Scotland include double Olympic and world champion, Mo Farah, Christine Ohuruogu, Greg Rutherford and Jamaica's Yohan Blake. The meet take place on the weekend of July 11-12.

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