Athletics

King runs his fastest time for three years at tour event in Hungary

PLYMOUTH hurdler David King ran his fastest time in more than three years on Wednesday night to take second place in the B final at the latest World Athletics Continental Gold Tour event.

King clocked an impressive 13.51 seconds for the 110m hurdles at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial meet in Szekesfehervar, Hungary.

He was only beaten in his race by Switzerland’s Jason Joseph, who clocked 13.42.

King’s time would have finished sixth in a stacked A final which featured his American training partner Freddie Crittenden and GB team-mate Andrew Pozzi. Crittenden came third in season’s best time of 13.30 seconds, while world leader Pozzi had to settle for sixth in 13.60.

British champion King has not run quicker than 13.51 since June 2017 when he ran a legal personal best of 13.48 seconds in Bydgoszcz.

Fellow GB athlete Cameron Fillery, who King had beaten at Nuneaton at the weekend, competed in Bydgoszcz on Wednesday and won in season’s best time of 13.55 seconds, which should set-up a thrilling British Championships at the start of September.

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