Anniversary Games: Two days' tickets sell in just 75 minutes

Tickets for the first two days of this summer's London 2012 Anniversary Games sold out in only 75 minutes.

Usain Bolt and 28 other London 2012 medallists, including Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, will compete at the Olympic Stadium on 26-27 July.

Tickets went on sale to people signed up for priority booking at 10:00 BST on Friday and sold out in record time for a British Diamond League meeting.

Sales are continuing for the IPC International Challenge on 28 July.

World-class attractions

  • Usain Bolt Jamaica (Men's 100m and 4x100m relay) - Six-time Olympic gold medallist, five-time world champion
  • Sally Pearson Australia (Women's 100m hurdles) - London 2012 gold medallist, 2011 world champion
  • Aries Merritt United States (Men's 110m hurdles) - London 2012 gold medallist
  • Kirani James Grenada (Men's 400m) - London 2012 gold medallist, 2011 world champion
  • Sanya Richards-Ross United States (Women's 400m) - London 2012 gold medallist, 2009 world champion

Around 60,000 tickets were available for each day, with British Athletics saying over 90% of those sold have gone to the public.

That compares to a Public Accounts Committee report earlier this week that only 51% of tickets for the men's 100m Olympic final were available to the British public.

The Anniversary Games will double as the 2013 London Grand Prix, a two-day meeting which usually takes place at Crystal Palace, with a day of Paralympic events included on the Sunday.

The second day coincides with the one-year anniversary of the opening ceremony of London 2012 and is two weeks before the start of the World Athletics Championships in Moscow on 10 August.

As part of his warm-up for that event, Bolt will run the 100m in London on the Friday and in the 4x100m relay on the Saturday.

Heptathlon gold medallist Ennis will compete against Olympic champion Sally Pearson in the 100m hurdles event.

Jessica Ennis "really excited" about Anniversary Games