Athletics

Plymouth hurdler King runs World Championship qualifying time in Poland

PLYMOUTH hurdler David King set a new legal personal best and ran the World Championship qualifying time at the Bydgoszcz European Classic Meet in Poland on Friday evening.

King clocked 13.48 seconds for the 110m hurdles, which was one hundredth of a second faster than he had run at Montgeron in France last month.

Crucially, it means he joins fellow Brits Andy Pozzi and David Omoregie in running the time to qualify to compete at the World Championships in London this summer.

King can now concentrate on trying to secure a top two place at the British trials, which would automatically book him a place in London.

After his race in Polond, King tweeted: “YES! Finally got that World Championships qualifying standard 13.48 (1.2) in Bydgoszcz today.”

The race was won by Poland’s Damian Czykier, who wowed his home crowd by running 13.28 seconds, which was a massive lifetime best and moves him up to eighth in the world rankings.

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