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Britain, US to duel in team competition in London

Britain, US to duel in team competition in London”

Titled "The Meet", the event will be held on July 23 and will feature Britain's best athletes going head to head against their American counterparts across running, jumping, hurdles and relays.

Felix was also positive about the London Stadium, saying that "there is nowhere like it in the world for track and field", and that the United States team "are really looking forward" to taking part in "The Meet".

A more detailed schedule and the athletes taking part are due to be released early next year.

The competition, called "The Meet", will see leading athletes from the two countries compete across nine events in a two-hour window at the London Stadium on July 21.

Britain's Sir Mo Farah, the four-time Olympic and six-time world champion, added: "The Meet' is a great idea and will be a fantastic event for athletics fans especially as it's at the London Stadium which is an awesome venue and has given me so many memories over the years".

"We are delighted to host Team USATF here in London, in an event that will excite spectators in the best athletics stadium in the world".

"The UK has passionate fans who love track and field".

The US topped the medal table at August's World Championships, with Britain in sixth place.

"Bringing team competition back to the stadium will be special".

"We have a great sporting rivalry with the U.S. team and we look forward to seeing which nation comes out strongest at The Meet next summer", the 23-year-old said.



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