Five reasons to be interested: Nottwil Grand Prix

More than 200 of the world’s best athletes will be lining up in Switzerland. 01 Jun 2017
A blade runner crossers the finish line ahead of her rivals.

Marlou van Rhijn on her way to breaking her own 100m T43 world record on 30 May 2015 in Nottwil, Switzerland

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1. It’s the penultimate Grand Prix of the year – and one of the last chances for athletes to check out their opposition before July’s World Championships.

2. Around 210 Para athletes from 29 countries will take part.

3. A phenomenal 19 world records were broken in nearby Arbon less than one week ago – many who competed there will make the journey to Nottwil.

4. Records have a habit of falling in Nottwil too – 11 world records were broken in 2015 and the same number in 2016.

5. Paralympic champions including Marlou van Rhijn, Hannah Cockroft, Charl du Toit, Richard Whitehead, Brent Lakatos, Leo Pekka-Tahti, Walid Ktila and Peter Genyn all line up – as well as home grown stars Marcel Hug and Manuela Schär.

The Nottwil Grand Prix is the eighth event in the 2017 World Para Athletics series and takes place 2- 5 June.