PLYMOUTH’S David King will go into next weekend’s UK Indoor Championships in top form after equalling his 60m hurdles personal best at the Müller Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday.
King clocked 7.63 seconds to finish fifth in a tight race at the World Tour Gold meeting.
Although American star Grant Holloway was a runaway winner of the race, clocking 7.41 seconds, the next four positions were separated by just 0.04 of a second.
Great Britain’s 2018 world champion Andrew Pozzi took second in a season’s best time of 7.59 seconds, with American Jarret Eaton third in 7.60 and Poland’s Jakub Szymanski narrowly taking fourth ahead of King in 7.62.
King did beat Olympic outdoor medallists Orlando Ortega and Ronald Levy in a top-class field.
The City of Plymouth Olympian will now have a chance to secure a spot at the World Championships next weekend when he returns to Birmingham for the UK Indoor Championships.
After Saturday’s race, King said: “Things are starting to get going and I’m feeling good. Excited to be back here next weekend for the nationals.”