James Dasaolu winning the 60m at the 2014 Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham (Getty Images) © Copyright
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Dasaolu looking for fast times again in Birmingham

Britain’s European 100m champion James Dasaolu will compete at the 2015 Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, in Birmingham on 21 February, the organisers announced on Wednesday (17).

At the 2014 Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix earlier this year, Dasaolu set a world-leading 60m time of 6.47 in his heat before winning the final in 6.50. 

The 27-year-old is excited about returning to the Barclaycard Arena in February, where he will face a field that will also include Britain’s world indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty.

“I can’t wait to compete at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix next year. Training is going brilliantly and I believe I’m over my injuries,” said Dasaolu, who can also boast of an impressive 100m best of 9.91.

Also announced on Wednesday was Asha Philip, who is currently the British champion over 60m indoors and 100m outdoors and now training with Dasaolu in Loughborough under the guidance of coach Steve Fudge.

In 2014, Philip won the British 60m title in 7.09, just 0.01 shy of Jeanette Kwakye’s British record.

Double Olympic, world and European champion Mo Farah has already confirmed that he will compete at the 2015 Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix.

Organisers for the IAAF