The best athletes in the world are set to return to the Olympic Stadium as the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games arrives in Stratford.

The likes of sprinter Usain Bolt and British Olympic champions Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill will race at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park event, which runs from Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26.

Also online: We chat to Paralympic star Hannah Cockroft

Tickets for the spectacle, which starts at 7pm on the Friday and runs through until 5pm on the Sunday, are still available by calling 08000 556056 or from the games’ website .

If you can’t make it down, live coverage will be provided across BBC TV channels and on the radio.

As for the races themselves, make sure you don’t miss your heros with the pick of the races below. Bolt is set to run at 9.29pm.


7.15pm: Women’s 400m

Featuring east London legend Christine Ohuruogu. Watch her get in gear for a world title defence in Beijing next month.

8.41: Women’s 100m hurdles

One for the Jessica Ennis-Hill fans as she too tests her competitiveness for China.

8.53: Men’s 200m

This one features Brit Zharnel Hughes – will he ever be as fast as Bolt?

9.17: Men’s 110m hurdles

Another Brit, Lawrence Clarke takes on an international field

9.29: Men’s 100m

The Big One – Bolt back in action in Stratford. Prepare for lightning.

9.43: Men’s 3,000m

And just after it’s Mo Farah. This is the first time he’s raced in Britain after withdrawing from last month’s Diamond League.

Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill will be in action on Friday and Saturday at the event


1.45pm: Women’s long jump

Ennis-Hill again – this time against British heptathlon rivals Johnson-Thompson and Morgan Lake.

3.58: Women’s 200m

A third and final event on a packed schedule at the Anniversary Games for Ennis-Hill.

4.23: Men’s 800m

World record holder David Rudisha renews fights for track supremacy with rival Nijel Amos of Botswana.

4.54 Women’s 100m

Rising Brit star Dina Asher-Smith has her final pre-China race against some of the world’s best.


2.47pm: Women’s 400m T37

Hannah Cockroft bids to continue her track domination this time over one lap of the track

3.22: Men’s 200m T42

World record-holder and double amputee Richard Whitehead is the man to watch here.

3.36: Men’s long jump T44

Germany’s Markus Rehm’s best of 8.24m would have been enough for a London 2012 silver against able-bodied athletes. See him in action here.

4.22: Men’s 1500m T54

Star of the 2012 Paralympics David Weir returns to the track.