James Ellington suffered his career-threatening accident on a warm-weather training camp in Tenerife in January 2017
2019 Anniversary Games
Dates: 20-21 July Venue: London Stadium
Coverage: Live on BBC One – Saturday 13:15-16:30 BST; Sunday 13:20-16:00 BST

Sprinter James Ellington will make his first competitive appearance since a serious motorbike accident at the Anniversary Games on Saturday.

The Briton has not run competitively since the accident in Tenerife in 2017.

But the 33-year-old, who suffered career-threatening injuries, will line up for the 100m at London Stadium.

“Believe it or not, I haven’t run over 60m fast yet, which is mad. I’m not expecting to run anything fast,” he told BBC World Service’s Sportshour.

“But getting back on the track and just being able to complete the 100m will be another milestone.

“Then I can get back to the drawing board and focus on next year.”

Before Tuesday’s announcement, Ellington had hinted he would be taking part, re-posting a message