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David Rudisha confirms his place at Glasgow Grand Prix

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Rudisha shocked the Olympic Stadium the last time he ran in the UK in 2012 (©GettyImages)
Rudisha shocked the Olympic Stadium the last time he ran in the UK in 2012 (©GettyImages).

Kenyan David Rudisha is the latest high-profile name to confirm his place at what is now a star-studded line-up for he Glasgow Grand Prix.

The Olympic 800m champion will join the likes of Mo Farah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price and Greg Rutherford for the Diamond League meet which takes place over the weekend of 11-12 July.

It will be Rudisha´s first race in the UK since winning that Olympic gold and shocking the crowd by breaking the world record for the event.

The 25-year-old has had a tough time with injuries since that night in London two years ago, missing much of the 2013 season with a knee injury, and only recently making his comeback. He won the last 800m Diamond League race in New York, and will be hoping to take that form into the Grand Prix, and onto the Commonwealth Games.

"My victory in New York has given me a lot of confidence and something which I will take with me to Hampden Park," he was quoted as saying on BBC Sport.

"The Glasgow Grand Prix will give me the best possible preparation for the Commonwealth Games. I know the field will include not only the best athletes in the Commonwealth, but the world too."

Fraser-Price´s inclusion in the event is subject to the athlete recovering from a leg problem which has dogged her season so far, while Farah will also be hoping to step up his build up to the Commonwealth Games, which begin 10 days later.

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