James Dasaolu

Dasaolu posts World lead in Glasgow

James Dasaolu opened his season with a 6.50 over 60 metres at the Glasgow International Match.

The time is the fastest in the world this year, and with Dasaolu running 6.60 in last years’ first event, the Loughborough-based athlete can be happy with his days’ work.

“I don’t think I nailed it there,” said Dasaolu, whose PB is 6.48. “But it just shows that the consistent improvements I’m making in training is showing in competition. I opened up with 6.60 last year. I opened up with 6.50 today. Hopefully I’ll get a personal best.”

“I didn’t think I got the first five metres right. I am trying some new adjustments coming out of the blocks and I know there’s plenty of room for improvement.”

“Training has been going well and it was a chance to see where I am. I tend to use the indoor season to practice aspects of my race and so to run 6.50 in my first outing is great.”

“I have been looking forward to this season and I am delighted to get it underway.”

Photograph courtesy of  Getty / British Athletics

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