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Olympians Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah to Go for Gold at Müller Anniversary Games!

Press Release   •   Jul 14, 2016 09:30 BST

A host of reigning Olympic and World medallists will appear at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on 22-23 July, just two weeks before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as they compete in the Müller Anniversary Games.

Sporting legend Mo Farah will return to the scene of his London 2012 victories to take on many of his main rivals in the IAAF Diamond League 5000m at the Müller Anniversary Games. This will be the first time he has raced over 5000m at the former Olympic Stadium since he won a memorable gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, and Farah believes that the Müller Anniversary Games will be vital to his Olympic defence:

“Racing in the Olympic Stadium is always amazing and I can’t wait to get back to London for the Müller Anniversary Games. This will be my final race before the Rio Olympics and I want to give my home fans a day to remember!”

British star Jessica Ennis-Hill will also compete at the Müller Anniversary Games ‘Super Saturday.' The Olympic and world heptathlon champion will compete in the 100m hurdles and joins an already impressive field which could easily be an Olympic final line-up.

Ennis-Hill said: “I love running the hurdles and know there is a quicker time in me this year. The competition on the Friday night at the Müller Anniversary Games will be tough, so I am banking on a good crowd to lift me to run a good time.”

The blue riband event across the weekend is the men’s 200m with Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt facing British talent Adam Gemili, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Zharnel Hughes in what is expected to be the fastest 200m ever staged in the UK!

A total of 33 reigning Olympic and World medallists will join Bolt, Farah and Ennis-Hill at the Müller Anniversary Games just two weeks before the Olympic Games.

Michael Inpong, Chief Marketing Officer at Müller, said: “We are delighted to announce that some of the world’s best athletes will compete at the Müller Anniversary Games in July. We are a proud supporter of British Athletics, and we can’t wait to cheer on all the athletes who will be on incredible form, putting everything on the line to be ready for Rio.

“At Müller we are committed to empowering consumers to make active and healthy lifestyle choices through our Müllerlicious products and partnerships. We are thrilled to support such a prestigious sporting event and athletes who will compete to win – something we know all about at Team Müller.”

Müller Yogurt & Desserts are the title partner for the world-class Anniversary Games in London.

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Müller UK & Ireland

Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller. It employs around 10,000 people in a business which comprises two distinct business units: Müller Milk & Ingredients and Müller Yogurt & Desserts.

Based in Market Drayton, Müller Yogurt & Desserts is the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer, responsible for major brands such as Müller Corner, Müllerlight and Müller Rice. It also produces, at production facilities in Minsterley near Shrewsbury, chilled desserts including Cadbury Bubbles of Joy, Pots of Joy, Layers of Joy and Twin-pot products under licence from Mondelez International.

Müller Yogurt & Desserts also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a state of the art yogurt facility in Telford, Shropshire.

Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to be the biggest and best fresh milk and ingredients business with a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country, producing skimmed, semi-skimmed, whole, and flavoured milk products for brands such as Black & White, The One, freshnlo and FRijj . It also has the capacity to produce salted, unsalted and lactic butter each year for both the domestic and international markets.

The acquisition of Dairy Crest’s dairy operations in December 2015 marked a milestone in Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller’s global growth strategy and in particular its aspiration to place much more emphasis on end to end supply chain innovation, adding value to the UK dairy category.