Great CityGames: Allyson Felix to compete in Manchester

Allyson Felix
Allyson Felix is a 17-time world and Olympic champion
Great CityGames
Venue: Deansgate, Manchester Date: Friday, 18 May
Coverage: Live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app from 18:00-19:30 BST.

Six-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix will compete at the Great CityGames in Manchester on Friday.

The American, 32, returns to run in the 150m and 200m events, taking place on a pop-up track in the city centre.

She will be joined by Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou and English athletes Cheriece Hylton and Bianca Williams.

England's Commonwealth Games relay champions Richard Kilty and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey will take on the 150m and 100m events respectively.

Northern Ireland's bronze medal-winning Commonwealth sprinter Leon Reid will also compete in the 150m.

Felix set the 150m CityGames record in 2013 - then a world's best time - and has held the 200m record since 2011.

Great CityGames schedule (all times BST)
16:30: Men's pole vault18:38: Men's 100m
18:00: Women's long jump18:48: Women's T37/38 150m
18:06: Men's T13 150m18:58: Men's 110m hurdles
18:17: Men's 200m hurdles19:08: Men's 150m
18:28: Women's 100m hurdles19:18: Women's 150m

Pozzi takes on Merritt

Andrew Pozzi and Aries Merritt
Andrew Pozzi and Aries Merritt have raced each other regularly indoors and outdoors

Also confirmed for the competition is world indoor hurdles champion Andrew Pozzi, who will face 2012 Olympic gold medallist Aries Merritt.

Pozzi, 25, won the 60m World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in March to add to his European indoor title.

Fellow Briton David King, 23, will also compete in the race, which is free to watch for spectators.

American Merritt, the 110m world record holder, had a kidney transplant in 2015.

Three-time 400m hurdles world champion Bershawn Jackson from the United States will face Ireland's Thomas Barr, Britain's Jacob Paul and Frenchman Victor Coroller in the 200m hurdles.

Ireland's five-time Paralympic champion Jason Smyth will be the leading light in the men's T13 150m race.

An all-British trio of Sophie Hahn, Georgie Hermitage and Katrina Hart will take on the T37/38 100m.

BBC Two will also broadcast the Great Manchester Run live from 12:30 BST on Sunday, which features Mo Farah in a 10k race.

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