London 2012 Games: Jessica Ennis books street race against Dawn Harper

Ennis to fine tune Olympic preparation with street race against Harper

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UPDATED:

20:22 GMT, 26 April 2012

Heptathlete Jessica Ennis will face
Olympic champion Dawn Harper in a 100metres hurdles race on a track
specially laid on the streets of Manchester on May 20.

They meet for the first time in the Powerade City Games.

Street race: Jessica Ennis

Street race: Jessica Ennis

'The Manchester street run is about bring athletics to a different
crowd, a different audience, and attracting different people to the
sport which is great,' she said.

'The first year I did it, I did not know what to expect but when I
saw the track on Deansgate and the level of competition – the standard
was so high – I thought it was a fantastic event and I wanted to come
back. It is a great event to kick start my Olympic preparation.'