UK Sport, the public body responsible for elite sport in that market, and the UK Athletics governing body are planning to bid to host the 2029 World Championships.

The last time the UK hosted the biennial World Athletics Championships was in London in 2017, with the capital also likely being the host city if a 2029 bid is successful.

Jack Buckner, chief executive of UK Athletics, was quoted by the BBC as saying: "We'd love to have another crack at 2029 and a World Championships. We just do a great job. Everyone talks about the atmosphere and every event we've done. We first of all have to do a feasibility study and look at what the various options are.

"We can't definitely say it'll be London, but it would be in our mind given the success of it before. I think London [2017] was transformational and it built off 2012 [when the city hosted the Olympic Games]. It was transformational in all sorts of ways.”

Last year it was announced that after missing out on hosting rights to the 2025 World Athletics Championships, Kenya will also bid for the 2029 event.

The 2025 World Championships are set to take place in Tokyo, Japan, while last month Chinese capital Beijing was named as the host of the 2027 edition.

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Britain's Josh Kerr, who won the men's 3,000 meters at the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, over the weekend, added: "It's important for Britain to have athletics meets because it inspires generations of athletes to come through and know that there are athletes that are from where they're from going after massive medals in front of home crowds.

"It makes a huge difference to grassroots athletics especially and it helps with coaching and allowing people to get an insight into our lives and that next stepping stone to where some athletes are now."

The US and Hungary hosted the 2022 (delayed because of Covid-19) and 2023 editions of the Championships, respectively.