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Yohan Blake and Veronica Campbell-Brown to headline Edmonton meet

Jamaica's Yohan Blake celebrates as he won the men's 100m race during the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich August 30, 2012.


Jamaican sprinters Yohan Blake and Veronica Campbell-Brown will headline the Edmonton International Track Classic on June 29 at Foote Field.

Blake, who won a 100-metre world title in 2011, won two silver medals and a relay gold at the London Olympics last year.

"I am very happy to be coming back to Edmonton and am looking forward to breaking the 10-second barrier in front of some of the best fans in the world," Blake said Monday in a release.

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Blake won the 100-metre final last year in Edmonton with a time of 10.05 seconds.

Campbell-Brown will make her Canadian debut at the event, the third of five stops in the 2013 National Track League series.

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