Jones gearing up for Ennis rematch

AVIVA British Grand Prix

Multi-event star Jessica Ennis is set for an unmissable rematch with world indoor hurdles champion Lolo Jones at the Aviva International Match in Glasgow next month.

The pair will go head-to-head over 60m hurdles at Kelvin Hall, ISA on 29 January, in a repeat of last year’s match-up in which Ennis came from behind to beat the world number one hurdles specialist in a time of 7.95secs, which was a new British record.

Last year’s contest  kick-started both athletes to memorable seasons, with Jones securing her second consecutive World Championships indoor gold in Doha in March and Ennis adding European heptathlon and World Indoor pentathlon victories to her existing World Championship title.

The Aviva International Match will be the first of two indoor Aviva Series head to heads for the duo, with them both lining up just a month later at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham’s NIA on 19 February.

The competition in Glasgow will be only the third meeting for the pair, with scores currently tied at one a-piece; and 28-year-old Jones admits she is relishing the prospect of a rematch with Ennis and future return to Birmingham, the training base for the US track and field team ahead of the Olympics in 2012.

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