Plymouth Olympian King clocks his second fastest time at Berlin meet


PLYMOUTH’S Olympic hurdler David King ran the second fastest legal time of his career on Sunday at the prestigious ISTAF Meeting in Berlin.

King clocked 13.47 seconds to finish fifth in a top quality 110m hurdles field in Germany.

The race was won by American star Devon Allen in 13.10 seconds. He just edged out Jamaican Olympic medallist Ronald Levy by 0.01 of a second.

It was the third time this year King has run under 13.50 seconds, including setting a new PB of 13.37 in Finland in June.

Meanwhile, Tavistock’s Phoebe Milburn and City of Plymouth athletes Nicolas Maczugowski, Dan Newman and Hannah Gellatly all won medals for Devon at the South of England U15/U20 Inter-Counties Championships at Oxford on Sunday.

Milburn triumphed in the under-15 girls’ hammer with a throw of 42.66m. She also won a bronze in the shot with an effort of 9.51m.

Maczugowski took silver in the under-15 boys’ 300m hurdles. He clocked 37.94 seconds but was just edged out by 0.3 of a second by Dorset’s Harry Bunting. Maczugowski was also fourth in the discus with 32.46m.

Newman also picked up a silver for Devon. His came in the under-20 men’s 800m with a  time of 2:02.51. He was just pipped in a sprint finish by Bracknell’s Oliver Hall.

New Welsh under-20 hammer champion Gellatly came third in that event in Oxford at the weekend with a throw of 45.33m.

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