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Jessica Ennis-Hill will compete at World Championships

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Ian Walton

British Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill announced she will compete at the World Track and Field Championships in Beijing from Aug. 22-23.

Ennis-Hill, 29, slowly returned to competition this season after missing the 2013 World Championships with an Achilles injury and giving birth to son Reggie on July 17, 2014. She said before her last meet, a Diamond League competition in London last weekend, that she wouldn’t decide on her Worlds status until after that competition.

Ennis-Hill finished fourth in her first heptathlon since the 2012 Olympics from May 30-31 in Gotzis, Austria, against a field that did not include 2014 world leader and countrywoman Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

Her point total in Gotzis, 6,520, would have placed third at the 2013 World Championships and seventh at the 2012 Olympics. Ennis-Hill tallied a national record 6,955 points at the London Games.

Her competition at Worlds will include Johnson-Thompson and 2013 World silver medalist Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada.

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