Plymouth hurdler King finishes second in his opening race of 2021

PLYMOUTH’S Olympic hopeful David King opened his indoor season at the weekend by finishing second in the 60m hurdles at the Grand Canyon University Collegiate/Open in Phoenix, Arizona.

King was only beaten by his Phoenix Track Club training partner Jarret Eaton – the 2018 World Indoor Championship silver medallist.

Eaton won in 7.65 seconds, with King clocking an encouraging season-opener of 7.78, which was just 0.01 of a second off his quickest run last year and 0.15 off his PB.

King will not get the chance to defend his British indoor title this year as the national championships, which should have been held next month in Glasgow, have been cancelled. King has claimed gold at the last two British Indoor Championships.

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