Double Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba will bid to regain her 3,000 metres indoor title at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham on February 21.

Dibaba was an emphatic winner of both the 5,000m and 10,000m gold medals at the Beijing Games and now plans embarking on a serious indoor campaign.

The 23-year-old is already vastly experienced on the circuit and the current world record held by fellow Ethiopian Meseret Defar of eight minutes 23.72 seconds should be within her capabilities.

Recently-appointed UK Athletics national endurance coach, Ian Stewart, is excited about the prospect of Dibaba returning to the National Indoor Arena where she claimed victory in 2006.

"Dibaba is possibly the best female long distance runner in the world at the moment, so to have her at our meet in February is an exciting opportunity for both athletics fans and our home-grown athletes," he said.

"It's great news for the British girls as it will give them the opportunity of facing the best in the world on home turf and ensure they raise their game ahead of the European Indoor Championships."

The European Championships take place in Turin from March 6-8 with the Aviva trial races being held in Sheffield on February 14 and 15.

> Details: Aviva Grand Prix at the NIA