City hurdler King ends his season on a high

David King

CITY of Plymouth hurdler David King finished his season on a high with a wind-assisted personal best at the Lee Valley Stadium on Wednesday night.

King clocked 13.61 seconds to win the first race of the 110m hurdles at the Lee Valley Sprints Meeting, finishing ahead of fellow Great Britain stars Alex Al-Ameen (13.65), Khai Riley-La Bode (13.79) and David Omoregie (13.97).

They did run a second race on the evening but the electronic timing did not work so there were no official results.

However, that did not matter to King, who was just delighted with his end-of-season outing.

“I ran a PB of 13.61 (+3.0 wind) to get a win against a top line-up,” he said.

“I felt probably the best I’ve felt all season.”

King, who finished fourth at this summer’s European Under-23 Championships, admitted it was a great way for him to end his outdoor campaign.

“That is my season finished now,” he said.

“But I will be back into winter training in about a month.”

King is hoping next season will be a breakthrough year for him at senior level.

The 21-year-old former Devonport High School for Boys pupil is hoping to compete for Great Britain at a major senior championship.

However, he is still trying to find sponsorship or funding to be able to train full-time and push his claims for an Olympic or European Championship spot.


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