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Ennis, Farah, and Rutherford set to return to Olympic Stadium

Apr 16, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

British Olympic champs Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, and Greg Rutherford have confirmed they’ll compete in the London Grand Prix this July, which will take place in Olympic Stadium to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the London Opening Ceremony.

“I have amazing memories of competing in the Olympic Stadium and it will be good to step out on that track again in front of a British crowd,” Ennis told the BBC. “I’ll never forget the noise the crowd made when I competed last August and know that the draw of the stadium and the great line-up of athletes will fill the stands and make it another incredible occasion.”

The three athletes earned their golds on August 4 during a historic night for London, as Ennis beat the heavy expectation to win the heptathlon, Farah shouted with joy after winning the men’s 10000m, and Rutherford added to the celebration with his surprise win in the long jump.

Jamaican world record sprinter Usain Bolt, who made his 2013 season debut on the beaches of Rio a few weekends ago, is also in talks to race in the Grand Prix this July.

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