The world’s best para-athletes are set to head back to London’s former Olympic Stadium this summer after it was announced that the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final is due to be staged there on Sunday 26 July.
Around 150 of the world’s leading para-athletes, including multiple world and Paralympic champions are expected to compete in the event which is due to take place on the third and final day of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.
The event - the last major para-athletics meeting prior to October’s World Championships in Doha, Qatar - will also coincide with National Paralympic Day, a sporting celebration of the Paralympic Movement, which is organised annually by the British Paralympic Association.
It will be the third time National Paralympic Day has taken place within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and organisers will announce a thrilling day of activity shortly.
July’s final is the climax of the third annual IPC Athletics Grand Prix series which was launched in 2013. This year, nine other Grand Prix events are taking place in five continents around the world and the first took place this week in Dubai, UAE.
From there events will take place in Brisbane, Australia; Tunis, Tunisia; Beijing, China; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mesa, USA; Nottwil, Switzerland; Grosseto, Italy and Berlin, Germany.
The 20 events that will make up the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final will be announced in the coming weeks.