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UK Athletics

Jeter Headed for Aviva Grand Prix

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Carmelita Jeter


30 December 2009

The second fastest woman in history, Carmelita Jeter, will race at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on February 20.

Jeter won bronze at the World Championships last year and she is hoping to retain her title at the Aviva Grand Prix which she claimed last season in a new blistering Personal Best time.

She said: “I can’t wait to return to the National Indoor Arena for the Aviva Grand Prix.  I had a great time there last year; winning the 60m in a new personal best for me.

“There was a very strong field of names in the line-up last year and I’ve no doubt that this season’s Aviva Grand Prix will be the same, which means it will be tough to retain my title, but it’s a challenge I relish and am up for.”

Jeter also has an eye on London 2012 and she is relishing the opportunity to visit Birmingham as many times as possible ahead of the Olympic Games, due to the fact it will be the holding camp for the US Track and Field team.

“One of the best things about returning to Birmingham is that it gives me an opportunity to familiarise myself with the city in the build-up to London 2012. 

“Birmingham is a great city and I hope I have the opportunity to see a bit more of it when I visit in February; it’s definitely a great place to have a holding camp for the Olympics.”

Tickets for the Aviva Grand Prix at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham on Saturday 20th February are available by phone on 08000 556 056 or online at www.uka.org.uk