Athletics

Plymouth’s King retains his British indoor hurdles title in Glasgow

CITY of Plymouth’s David King retained his British indoor 60m hurdles title in Glasgow on Saturday.

King comfortably took victory at the Emirates Arena with a 7.78 second run.

Woodford Green’s Cameron Fillery was second in 7.85, with Bexley’s Ethan Akanni third in 7.92 seconds.

The Plymouth athlete had earlier run 7.86 seconds to win his heat and qualify fastest for the final.

Afterwards King, who is now training in Phoenix with top American hurdlers Devon Allen and Freddie Crittenden, said: “I’m happy with that, it all went better than the heat.

“I don’t feel I’m in the best position I’ve ever been in at this point in the season but I knew I had things to work on and that will benefit me long term heading into outdoors.

“I want to run the Olympic standard this year – training in America I have a great chance to do that training alongside the best in the world and I have to chase them down to make it to Tokyo.”

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