Posted: 19 Apr 2011 | Channels:

Oliver And Thorkildsen Ready To Be Record Breakers

Hurdler David Oliver has set his sights on breaking the world record when he competes at the Aviva London Grand Prix on 5-6 August.

The 28-year-old Olympic bronze medallist – and world number one -returns to the scene of his 2010 triumph which saw him win his 14th and 15th consecutive races of the season.

Oliver’s 12.89secs personal best in Paris last July ensured he was the fastest hurdler on the planet in 2010 and the American is now undefeated over 27 straight races - with the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha 2010 the last time he was beaten in any competition.

Away from the track, reigning world, Olympic and European javelin champion, Andreas Thorkildsen, has revealed his plans to compete at the Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix on 10 July.