Another Scot in superb form is Laura Muir, who will be aiming for Kelly Holmes’ 13 year old British 1000m record at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix. This year Muir has already set British indoor records over 5000m with a time of 14:49.12 and 3000m with a time of 8:26.41 and will be hoping for another come Saturday.
Hot from retaining his British title, the world’s number one 60m hurdler Andrew Pozzi will face outdoor world record holder Aries Merritt and fellow Brits David King and David Omoregie.
The highlight of the field events could be the women’s long jump, which will be a repeat of Sunday’s British Athletics Indoor Team Trials as world indoor bronze medallist Lorraine Ugen, heptathlon specialist Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Olympic finalist Jazmin Sawyers all go head to head in a battle of Britain.
The sprints in particular are expected to provide major excitement, with mouth-watering clashes in both the men’s and women’s events.
Britain’s European 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith, who equalled the world leading time of 7.13 seconds in Karlsruhe last week, will go head to head with double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica and world indoor 60m champion Barbara Pierre of the USA, in the 60m. Newly crowned British champion Asha Philip will provide further British interest in a world class field.
The legendary Kim Collins will make his fiftieth appearance on British soil and his tenth appearance at the Barclaycard Arena, when he lines up in the men’s 60m on Saturday. He will clash with European indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty, European 100m champion James Dasaolu, European relay gold medallist CJ Ujah and Olympic long jump champion Jeff Henderson of the USA, who also competes in the long jump.