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Richard Browne to race Jonnie Peacock in Newcastle

The 100m T44 will be included in this weekend’s Great North City Games in Newcastle, Great Britain, which will be aired live on BBC 1.

Richard Browne and Jonnie Peacock The USA's Richard Browne and Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock pose after competing in the men's 100m T43/44 race at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games. Browne set a new world record at the event with a top time of 10.75. © • Getty Images
By IPC

This will be the third meeting between Browne and Peacock this season, with each athlete having won once.

The biggest international rivalry in para-athletics will take to centre stage once again on Saturday (14 September), as the USA’s Richard Browne will challenge Great Britain’s Paralympic and world champion Jonnie Peacock in the men’s 100m T44 race at the Great North City Games in Newcastle, Great Britain.

The event will take place on a unique, purpose-built track in the heart of Newcastle and will be free to spectators. Last year, crowds of over 25,000 attended the event.

This will be the third meeting between Browne and Peacock this season, with each athlete having won once.

At the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France on 23 July, Peacock raced to victory, crossing the line in 10.99, a new Championship record. Browne finished just 0.02 seconds behind him to take silver.

Then, five days later on 28 July, Browne broke his own 100m T44 world record at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at London’s Olympic Stadium, running the distance in 10.75. Peacock finished the race in a time of 10.84.

Also joining Browne and Peacock at the start line this weekend will be the Netherlands’ Ronald Hertog, a London 2012 bronze medallist in the javelin, who recently changed over to sprinting. The 100m T44 race will begin at 13:56 local time on Saturday.

In Great Britain, the event will be aired live on BBC 1.