Birmingham to stage 2013 IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final

Hannah Cockcroft won a gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport/PA

Some of the world's best athletes will come to Birmingham when the city stages the 2013 IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final.

The event will take place at the Alexander Stadium on Saturday 29th June, three weeks before the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.

It will be the seventh and final event of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix and is expected to welcome more than 144 athletes competing in 18 events.

Hannah Cockcroft, British gold medal winner at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, said: “I'm so excited to see the UK hosting another world-class athletics event and this time in Birmingham, so even closer to home for me."