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London Anniversary Games Betting Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Coral 7/4 Laura Muir to win the women’s 1,500m (sign up for a Coral free bet)

William Hill 8/4 Kendra Harrison to win the women’s 100m (sign up for a William Hill free bet)

London Anniversary Games Betting Tips

This year’s Muller Anniversary Games, previously known as the London Grand Prix, will take place on 9th July at the London Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The doors open at 11am, with the first group of starting at midday. The main events, however, kick off at 1pm and finish at 5pm.

The event could well be one of the greatest we have ever been treated to as the world’s greatest athletics stars finish preparing for the Global Championships. The IAAF and IPC World Championships are scheduled for just a couple of weeks after this year’s London Games, essentially making the event doubly important. Stars will be inspired to continue searching for Diamond League success whilst ensuring they are at the correct standard for the Championships.

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Huge crowds are anticipated as admirers aim to get one last site of two sporting greats before they end their cultured careers. This year’s event will play host to mega star Usain Bolt’s final race before retirement, along with four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah’s last British race before he calls it a day.

Bolt stormed to victory in the 200m event in London last year, defeating Justin Gatlin once more despite ‘not being fully in shape’. Farah will defend his 5000m and 10,000m world titles shortly after this weekend’s event before hanging up his boots from track events. In July 2016, Farah set the world-leading time in the 5000m event when he wrapped up the Diamond League in London. Both will be expected to end their marvellous, illustrious career’s with event wins here again.

American Kendra Harrison shocked the world at last year’s Anniversary Games, breaking a 28 year old record belonging to Yordanka Donkova in the women’s 100m hurdles. Harrison ran 12.20 seconds, marginally defeating Donkova’s record of 12.21. The American is keen on a repeat of her record breaking display this time around. She will battle 2012 Olympic champion and 2014 Commonwealth champion Sally Pearson, along with British trio Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Tiffany Porter and Cindy Ofili in this year’s event. Despite tough competition, Harrison is great value with bookie William Hill to win the 100m hurdles event once again this year.

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Elsewhere, Laura Muir will chase a 32 year old record of her own. Zola Budd’s British mile record of 4 minutes 17.57 seconds is the target to beat for Muir, who broke the British 1,500m record at last year’s event, running 3 minutes 57.49 seconds. She has had a magnificent 2017 so far, winning double gold at the European Indoor Championships. You can confidently back Laura to win the women’s 1,500m with bookmaker Coral once more this year, that’s for sure.