City hurdler King so close to victory at Manchester CityGames

David King

PLYMOUTH athlete David King looked like he was going to pull off the biggest win of his career at the Manchester CityGames on Friday night.

The 21-year-old was well ahead of an international 110m hurdles field, including American 2013 World Championship silver medallist Ryan Wilson, with just two barriers to go. But he hit them both heavily and had to settle for third place.

King finished with a time of 13.79 seconds in the televised race, with Wilson winning in 13.62 and Denmark’s Andreas Martinsen third in 13.73.

Afterwards King said: “The track was so fast that the hurdles were flying at you. It (the penultimate hurdle) just flew at me too fast and I hit it and almost fell.

“It was horrible to watch, but I was pleased with my run. It is a good sign of things to come.

“It was an amazing experience.”

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