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Sunday, March 31, 2013

LONDON - Sally Pearson is set to feature as part of an all-star cast including Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt when she returns to the scene of her Olympic triumph in July.

The duo are among several 2012 Olympic champions expected to compete at the London Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium.

The Diamond League meeting will be held on July 26 and 27.

The event should feature in Olympic 100m hurdle champion Pearson's European program as she builds towards her world title defence in Russia.

Bolt's compatriot and sprint rival Yohan Blake is also reportedly set to compete in London, though the pair would not race each other in keeping with their policy of not facing off in meets other than major championships or Jamaican trials.

Kenya's 800m champion David Rudisha, American sprint ace Allyson Felix and British distance star Mo Farah are other Olympic champions linked to the event.

Bolt's appearance would mark the first time he has competed in Britain in a non-Olympic event since 2009.