Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete of all-time, Eilidh Doyle (coach: Brian Doyle, club: Pitreavie) is the first of a host of global stars to confirm her attendance when the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow heads to Scotland on Sunday 25 February
The Grand Prix returns to Scotland in February having been held in Glasgow for the first time in 2016 as the city alternates hosting with Birmingham up to 2020.
Taking place four days before the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, the field is certain to include many of the world’s best athletes, with hurdles star Doyle set to sharpen her skills over the flat 400m at the Emirates Arena.
On taking to the track on home soil, Doyle said: “Competing in Scotland is always incredible – 2014 is undeniably one of the highlights of my career, so it is amazing to have the opportunity to race in front of a packed and roaring home crowd once again.”
Speaking on her plans for 2018, Doyle added: “The Müller Indoor Grand Prix is the best one-day athletics event in the world and is a key race for me in 2018. I can’t wait to be a part of it once again on February 25, and hopefully it will serve as great final preparation before the World Indoor Championships.”
Doyle’s last appearance up in Scotland saw her win Commonwealth silver in the 400m hurdles at Hampden Park back in 2014. The race over 400m in Glasgow will serve as key preparation ahead of the World Indoor Championships (1-4 March 2018), where the Scot hopes to compete over the same distance.
Being staged in Birmingham from 17-18 February, athletes vying for British team selection are required to compete at the British Athletics Indoor Championships, guaranteeing the highest quality field and plenty of head-to-head rivalries.