Heat in Dubai will be a challenge says GB para-athlete Kadeena Cox ahead of World Championships

Kadeena Cox is returning to the world stage for the first time since the 2017 world championships in London (PA Images)
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Great Britain's Kadeena Cox says the hot weather at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai will be "a challenge" for her.

The Paralympic and World champion suffers from multiple sclerosis, a condition where symptoms can worsen when exposed to heat.

The 28 year-old who is set to compete in the T38 200m and 400m said: "I tend not to go in the heat, I avoid the bath, I have lukewarm showers- and now I am throwing myself into the heat of Dubai and trying to run.

"But it's a challenge and we've got a lot of strategies to try and keep me cool."

The championships start tomorrow and the daily temperatures are expected to be over 30 degrees with high humidity levels. 

Governing body World Para Athletics have stated: "World Para Athletics and the local organising committee will be constantly monitoring temperature and humidity during the World Championships. 

"Dubai has hosted Para-athletics events for more than a decade and many teams and athletes are familiar with the conditions they will find during the World Championships."

The World Para Athletics Championships run from November 7-15.