King proves he can live with the best in the world at Glasgow Grand Prix

David King

PLYMOUTH Hurdler David King will go into next weekend’s British Indoor Championships in confident mood after his fifth-placed finish in a world class 60m hurdles field at the Glasgow Grand Prix.

King, who the previous week had set a new indoor PB of 7.66 seconds, progressed through from a strong heat, which included world number one Dimitri Bascou.

In the final, King finished just behind British number one Lawrence Clarke.

China’s Wenjun Xie won in 7.63 seconds, America’s Kevin Craddock was second in 7.71 seconds, which was also the same time given to Bascou in third. Clarke clocked 7.76 with 21-year-old King, by far the youngest in the field, crossing in 7.81

Afterwards he said on social media: “Very pleased with fifth in the final at the Glasgow. It wasn’t the day for quick times but it was a great experience nonetheless. Safe to say I’m ready for the British Athletics Championships next weekend.

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