posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 12:24 PM
Former Olympic sprint champion Maurice Greene will go head to head with Athens gold medallists Mark Lewis-Francis and Jason Gardener in Birmingham
The American, who topped the 100 metres world rankings from 1997 to 2001, will be looking for revenge in the 60m at the Norwich Union Grand Prix at
the National Indoor Arena on Friday 18th February.
Greene was beaten by Lewis-Francis on the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay at last year's Olympics which followed his bronze medal in the individual
The 'Kansas Cannonball' is still the world record holder at 60m, with a time of 6.39 seconds which he set in 1998 and the American is promising to
live up to his billing.
"I'm really looking forward to competing in Birmingham again. The support from the crowd at the NIA is always fantastic and I'm sure I can rise to the
occasion and produce a great performance."
Greene is the latest big name to sign up for the Birmingham meeting which already includes double Olympic gold medallist Kelly Holmes, Olympic, world
and European heptathlon champion Carolina Kluft, pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva and Kenenisa Bekele, the world record holder over
both 5,000m and 10,000m