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Welcome to Birmingham for the Muller Grand Prix, the biggest and best

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indoor meeting under one roof this year and it kicks off our 2017

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athletics coverage in style. We will be in Belgrade in two weeks for the

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indoors and in May, all roads lead to London for the World Athletics

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Championships in London. The sport has had turbulence times of late as

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negative headlines so can 2017 BBA positive performances take centre

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stage? We will be with you every step of the way, starting today,

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when the stars will be out in force with familiar faces ready to

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entertain you. Elaine Thompson!

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Just catches on the line, gold for Australia.

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Richard Kilty might get back, called for Great Britain.

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That is how you do it, and she cannot believe that, Katerina

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Stefanidi. He is getting better, he is getting

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quicker, Andrew Pozzi! Oh, my word, she has smashed the

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British record. The inevitable, bow to his superiority, Mo Farah wins

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the gold! 6,000 people have packed the arena

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to watch Asha Philip and Andrew Pozzi and the world and Olympic

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medallist Jazmin Sawyers, Olympic bronze-medallist Darren Neita, all

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on show with a host of stars, it is the Indoor Grand Prix. And we will

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continue on the Red Button and the BBC website with chat and analysis.

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Contact us on Facebook and all the platforms. Your comments and

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thoughts, as always, appreciated. And we will look further ahead to

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the European indoors in two weeks' time, with live coverage from Friday

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March the 3rd, and the British squad will be announced on Tuesday, so

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plenty to look forward to. And it is the first time proper the team will

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be altogether so Denise, Stephen, Paula, great to see you, a bit late

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to say happy New Year, I have seen used separately, but it feels like a

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happy and positive place, always an enjoyable meet and the crowd

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appreciated. Having said a happy place, I was not with the IAAF. Why

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do I get the IAAF? You are the grown-up! You are very knowledgeable

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and entrenched and you talk to a lot of people who are very much involved

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in the future of the sport and that is what it is about, is period of

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turbulence and negative headlines, but for the greater good and Se Coe

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was not going to push a magic button and sort everything out overnight. A

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lot of issues from last year still being dealt with and some going

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through the criminal courts from the previous regime but finally he has

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been able to put some of the things he has wanted to put into practice

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at the beginning that he came in with the mandate about, making these

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changes. The first is changing the constitution and construction of how

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the IAAF operates on the council and you can bring in more reforms. They

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still have the Russian problem. Still banned. Russian athletes

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individually will apply to compete in London so we cannot say there

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will not be Russians in London, there could be more than we saw in

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Rio. The regions rule which we have shouted about coming he has

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suspended -- the allegiance rule. People shifting countries too

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easily. Positive things, they have talked about where we host the World

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Championships and the bidding process, changing that, so finally

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able to do some of the things he wants and he needs to. And one of

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the things he thought was quite an exciting progression, and

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experiment, was the nature athletics meet we saw over the last couple of

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weeks in Melbourne which brought together events that individually

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have been seen before but never in one collective like that. What did

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you make of that and was it a success for you, Denise? It was fun,

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athletics is a young and vibrant sport with a lot of young people in

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it. My reservations, it was packed out, three days it was on, they had

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great crowds, we saw mixed para sports and combined men and women's

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events. People having fun and we love that. But it was the Usain Bolt

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show, he was there in abundance and would they have got the crowd

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capacities had he not been participating? We know the answer to

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that. But we all recognise something needs to change in the sport outside

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the major championships, it needs to be a little bit different without

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losing the core values of the sport. People want a barometer, they want

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to know if they are watching something that will be faster than

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the fastest ever and they like that, the certainty, is it the furthest

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ever throw and longest ever jump, it is the simplicity that attracts so

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many. Exactly, this is what we love and my traditionalist hat says if it

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is not that broke, don't fix it, but we need to address the young people

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watching the sport and that is not about the format, it is what we do

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in and around the tournaments. Talking about records, there is one

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woman who every time she steps on the track, she breaks records and

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she's going for another today, Laura Muir, looking so strong and so

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physically a different specimen to over a year ago. We saw the sides in

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2016. Yes, they were all there, we are seeing her maturing. She is

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getting stronger and stronger. We are looking here at the race where

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she basically destroyed Hellen Obiri over the final 500m of the race and

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in that last lap, Hellen Obiri gave it everything and she could not

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compete with Laura Muir and the confidence Laura got from that and

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she is getting from her training, she is getting stronger mentally and

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physically. This is the quicker end of her range, to run a British best

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over 1,000, after having run a 5,000 and 3,000. We saw her in Edinburgh

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as well. We will talk about her and other athletes looking for times and

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distances to get qualification for Belgrade. You are going to the

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commentary box, so I will tell you how the afternoon is lining up.

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Starting with the women's 60-metre heats. Featuring a Elaine Thompson,

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and the women's spread and hurdles is one of the hottest events.

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Richard Kilty was disqualified in the indoor British Championships

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last week and he will be under pressure to perform today. That all

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of Britain in the women's Long Jump, the champion Lorraine is good

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against Jasmin Stowers. Talented Andy -- talented Adam Ponzi is back

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to his best, we will see him in the hurdles. And Scottish sensation

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Laura Muir will attempt to break the world record of Dame Kelly Holmes,

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she has already broken the world 5,000 and 3000m records. Add Mo

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Farah rounds of the action with the 5000m. He was struggling last time

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we saw him in Edinburgh. And we have the forum on the Red Button from

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4:30pm and we will speak to a lot of the athletes from today and review

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those NITRO athletics Games which took place in Melbourne. The first

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woman to become the Olympic double spread champion since Flo Jo is down

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there and waiting in the commentary box is Steve Backley, Colin Jackson

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and Andrew Cotter, good afternoon to you, all.

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Good afternoon, a very good starter, two very strong Jamaicans outside

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Madiea Ghafoor. Christania Williams, has run 7.0 5/60 metres outdoors in

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Kingston this season. Elaine Thompson also ran in Kingston, the

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double Olympic champion and winner over 102 metres in Rio. The first 30

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metres is not the best and she wants to improve that, Asha Philip

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certainly has a good 30 metres and has strength is indoors and she has

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a great record indoors, successfully defending her UK indoors title last

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week. Alongside her, three to go through to the final and she has two

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Jamaicans inside. The Norwegian in very good shape and getting quicker

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with every race, Ezinne Okparaebo, down to 7.1 three. A first race of

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the season for Britain's youngest athletics medallist in Rio, Daryll

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Neita. And younger still, both these women 20, shall hold some -- Shannon

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Hylton second behind Asha Philip last week, needs to get the

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qualifying standard of 7.25 to guarantee her place in Belgrade

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after finishing in the top two in the trials. Three themes this

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afternoon. The titles on the day of four grabs, some chasing the world

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indoor tour title over two events and then we have those British

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athletes looking to secure location for Belgrade, for the European

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indoors. Shannon Hylton, on the outside. Three to go through

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automatically. And away they go cleanly and as expected, it is

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Williams and Elaine Thompson, Elaine Thompson will take this, she just

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powered down a little bit and I think Christania Williams got second

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and tight between Philip and Ezinne Okparaebo, three to go through and

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two fastest losers, but Elaine Thompson says has start is not the

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greatest, she had that middle part of the race which did enough for

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her, able to ease down across the line, but very tight behind her for

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the other places. This is exactly what we like about indoor running.

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They are very close, very tight. People who do not focus on the

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outdoors do quite well in doors always. This is a level of for me.

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Once Elaine reached the 35-metre mark, she could ease down and she

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was going through the motions. Look how tight it is coming through to

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the line. I think Asha Philip came through ahead of Okparaebo and

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finishing quite strong Greek which is encouraging, but when Elaine

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Thompson gets going, a beautiful and powerful runner. Yes, absolutely

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lovely, beautiful form, holds it all together. Look how relaxed she

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looks, she looks like a champion, Elaine. Beautiful, smooth and

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looking forward to that final already.

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Asha Philip has gone through along with Elaine Thompson and Chrishuna

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Williams, Elaine Thompson talking to Bill Jones.

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Double Olympic champion delighting the crowd in Birmingham, you said

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you wanted to see how you were at this stage in the season, how would

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you assess that? First time in Birmingham. I had to execute and

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advance to the final. How comfortable did it feel because it

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looks so easy? It felt pretty comfortable. I just tried my best to

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get my first five strides and take it from there. Tell me about how

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life has changed from last year to this point for you. My life has been

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changed because my responsibility and duties and all that. I it take

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step-by-step. For the final, what can we expect timewise to get your

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personal best down? Next is the final, which speaks for itself. We

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wish you well for the final, thank you.

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Thank you. Elaine Thompson said over her winter training she really

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wanted to work on her first 30 metres and it was not the strongest

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part of her race, which is some admission from the double Olympic

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sprint Queen, but did you see signs because I imagine indoors is very

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good. Indoors should be very good but for her, it is difficult to see

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from that race because she which early did to ten metres and she just

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started shutting down her technique because she is that good, head and

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shoulders above everybody else in that field. I have been incredibly

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impressed by her composure and her attitude. She is the best we will

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see for the next couple of years. Effortless simplicity of running.

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You cannot see anything, she is not giving anything away. It is so

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important to stay central in her line which she does do and keep

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driving forward. At this point, head is going to go up slightly and she

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is just bloating. A lot later than the head of Asha Philip who came up

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much sooner. She is still working on her indoor technique and she is

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coming back into fitness, in the form, but Elaine is coming off a

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great outdoor season. Such a shame British champion and record holder

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Dina Asher-Smith could not face Elaine Thompson here, she has had a

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strong winter's training and just yesterday, she fractured her for it

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and you can see the tweet yesterday afternoon.

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Well, Denise, how often do things like this happen in training? It's

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very rare, isn't it? It's rare but it is sport. These injuries do

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happen and that is a significant one for Dina. She's pretty philosophical

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about it. You know, she would have been much more upset had it happened

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in May. Let's face it, she's still got time to recover. But a bitter

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blow for her in the indoor season. She said, I'm always the little one,

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I need to be stronger physically. So to see the fruits of those labours

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here would have been great. She's still very young. Most of the

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athletes come into their prime, especially sprinters, later in their

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20s. She knows she has do take a stepping stone. Putting on a bit

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more size is part of it but she's going to have to be patient now and

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it is a word that athletes hate. She put out a tweet today, saying she

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was even more focused to come back stronger. Another one we were

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looking to see today is Katarina Johnson-Thompson. She has got a

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slight niggle. She was going to do the long jump here. I know you have

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been in contact with her and it's a hamstring injury. How worried will

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she be about that? It was a precaution. She felt something and

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she said, you know what, I think I have to get this checked out. The

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medical team have looked at it and said I think it's best to miss this.

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But she still has ambitions to be at those European Championships. So far

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briefly, things are going very well for her and no regrets about

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changing her training session, now in France? No, it is a big lifestyle

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change but it shows how bold she is and how much more she has yet to

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accomplish in the sport. Making that decision to leave her coach was key.

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Athletes need to be having fun and we saw that with Katarina

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Johnson-Thompson. Let's see how the rest of the season goes. Thank you

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very much, Denise. Let's catch up with the full results with Andrew

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Cotter. COMMENTATOR: It wasn't the quickest

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one, but Elaine Thompson going through along with this darn near

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Williams -- with Christiania Williams.

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So, heat two, out there and ready to go, just about, just taken their

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tracksuits off. The world champion in front of the home crowd last

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year, she had a scintillating season indoors. Didn't really carry that

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indoors, which is probably the story in terms of her career. Jodie

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Williams is in here. There is Chambers, who as I said,

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will be in her main event later. A bit of a warm up for the 400. Jodie

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Williams next to her, now based in the USA, apparently things going

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very well for her. The first indoor race of the season. Come from the

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sunshine of Arizona. She appears to be back in -- she is back in

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slightly chilly Birmingham today. Gayon Evans, a bit of a stop start

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career for the 27-year-old from Jamaica. But a very good 2017 so

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far. She had a good year last year outdoors. Pierre, such a good

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starter, compact, typical 60 metre runner. Lekeisha Lawson, the

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29-year-old from the United States. She won in Ireland on Wednesday

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night. Not a great field on that occasion but she got the win. 7.20,

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her season's best. Jessica Warren, another young American. 7.20 two.

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Ran pretty well in Ostrava. Rosangela Santos Brazil, she goes in

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seven. DD Chand -- Dutee Chand of India in lane eight. Just to remind

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you, the top three, Thomson, Williams and Asha Philip going

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through. Two fastest loser's spot available.

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Quickest in the world this year, incidentally, Hannah Cundy from the

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United States, that was a collegiate record she ran. Barbara Pierre might

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just have her sites laid on that sort of time this afternoon. That

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would be quick. Pierre in four. Good start but Evans gets out really

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well! Tied for third spot and it may well have been Santos to get third

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and she falls! Just trips up. I hope she is all right. She looks a little

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shaken. Hopefully she is OK, because for my money, she definitely came

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third there. Evans got a great start and looked a little lethargic for

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me, coming out of the blocks. We will check on her first, let's just

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deal with the race. I was really looking forward to watching Evans

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run. First time on the indoor track she ended up winning that

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competition. Coming here she is a bit more experienced. She took

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control of the race very early on and didn't cruise, didn't go into

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cruise mode, kept pushing all the way which means you put a lock of

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stress on the people behind you. Just talk about Pierre, she looked a

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bit ragged and off-balance. Absolutely, she stumbles coming out

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of the blocks. She could never get into that drive phase which is

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necessary indoors. She lost a lot of metres early on. I'm pretty sure she

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will nail it in the final. She's definitely through, so let's see

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what happens. Over on the far side in the green, then toss of Brazil

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just checks out, she has come third and then she just trips and slides

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into the hoardings. I can tell you she is being helped away by the

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medical staff. Looks as though she is walking a little bit gingerly, to

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me. She's smiling, which is great. I'm not sure whether she will be

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able to compete in the final, but we will see. Barbara Pierre finished

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second in the final and she is with Phil Mackreth.

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Having watched it back, you've still got a few things do work on for the

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final? Oh my god, I'm surprised I recovered! It goes with the

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territory. There's not that much to fix but I just stumbled, so I have

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to get out of it. A good one to get out of the way in the hit at least.

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We know you are the world indoor champion so you can do well in the

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final. Even though I struggled for the longest time, I stayed in my

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zone because I want to make it back and that is the most important

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thing, me getting back to the final. Then anything goes. We saw you on

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top of the world last year in this event and you have got Elaine

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Thompson now and you are going head-to-head in the final. I love

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all competition. This is what we do. I like it, it drives me. It brings

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out the best in everybody. Hopefully I will just try and get an OK time.

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She'd post me to get a great time, so I look forward to it. Thank you!

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-- she pushed me to get a great time.

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Well, she's not lacking any enthusiasm. I really look forward to

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that because Evans was really impressive there. I think that's

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going to mean that Ezinne Okparaebo and another will go through to the

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final as the fastest losers. The women's pole vaulters are out and

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introduced to the crowd. Here is the start list, the eight athletes

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contesting that competition are just about to start in a few moments's

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time. British interest in Sally Peake and Jade Ive. Watch out for

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Minna Nikkanen, the 18-year-old world junior record holder. Katerina

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Stefanidi, there she is, the Olympic champion from Rio 2016. The fourth

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best ever. Huge favourite, she will be tough to beat here this

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afternoon. The women's shop but was concluded before we came on air.

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Rachel Wallace and Britain, our finest shot-putter, she continued a

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fine run of form. -- Rachel Wallander. UK champion last weekend.

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A smile from her, that was enough for third place. Second in this

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competition, Melissa Boekelman of the Netherlands. Getting close to

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that 18 metre line. 17.35, just ahead of Rachel Wallander. But it

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was all about Anita Marton of Hungary. She took the lead a couple

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of times and then extended it way beyond 18 metres. In fact that was

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18.97. A big season's best. She backed it up with another 18 metre

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throw in the last round. Anita Marton of Hungary a winner this

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afternoon and crowned the IAAF indoor tour champion.

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Next up on the track, it is the women's 60 metre hurdles and Sally

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Pearson from Australia there will be a site that many athletics fans will

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be delighted to see. She was the Olympic champion from London and

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twice world indoor champion as well, but she had a terrible time in the

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last couple of seasons. She broke her wrist and last year was getting

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back to her best and had another injury. She is back, she has done a

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winter's training and it will be interesting to see what kind of form

:27:08.:27:12.

she is in. The interesting thing for athletes when they have such

:27:13.:27:17.

setbacks, nasty setbacks, she is bitterly disappointed, it is

:27:18.:27:20.

confidence. She's had to build that up as much as the training. It is

:27:21.:27:24.

good to see her back and it would be good to see how she gets on here.

:27:25.:27:30.

Hamstring injury for her last year. She is back and self coached now,

:27:31.:27:34.

and Andrew Cotter will talk you through this one.

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COMMENTATOR: As you say, very good to seek Sally Pearson back running

:27:38.:27:41.

and running well. She will face strong on petition from Sherry Canal

:27:42.:27:53.

A couple of Americans involved here, Tiffani McReynolds goes, eight

:27:54.:28:16.

seconds flat is her best this season. There are those less

:28:17.:28:25.

experienced indoors. Megan Simmonds of Jamaica. 12.70 9/100 metre

:28:26.:28:36.

hurdles. Jacqueline Coward of the United States, she has been running

:28:37.:28:40.

a good deal on the indoor circuit and was fourth in midweek in a

:28:41.:28:52.

high-quality race in Ireland. Isabelle Pedersen, high-quality

:28:53.:28:59.

competitor from Norway. She has won it all and there will be a good deal

:29:00.:29:02.

of noise for Sally Pearson inside this arena. Very popular athlete.

:29:03.:29:10.

Hamstring injury in the build-up to the Olympics which ruled her out.

:29:11.:29:14.

But she has been running well. She has had a couple of tough tussles

:29:15.:29:17.

with Sharika Nelvis. Sharika Nelvis lost out to Manning, another

:29:18.:29:31.

American who goes in the next hit. Phylicia George had a good run

:29:32.:29:34.

recently when she beat Sharika Nelvis. There is Molly Courtney, the

:29:35.:29:44.

19-year-old. A big talent, Mollie Courtney. The first of two heats in

:29:45.:29:50.

the women's 60 metre hurdles. As with the 60 flat, three go through

:29:51.:29:54.

automatically plus the two fastest losers. So, Reynolds of the United

:29:55.:30:05.

States, Sally Pearson goes in lane five, Sharika Nelvis in Lane six and

:30:06.:30:08.

Mollie Courtney in lane eight. Pearson with Sharika Nelvis outside

:30:09.:30:25.

her. Three to go through automatically. Very good start by

:30:26.:30:32.

Sally Pearson. A bit of trouble from Sharika Nelvis! Sharika Nelvis

:30:33.:30:37.

coming through to take it from Sally Pearson, just.

:30:38.:30:43.

Jackie Coward in third place, but Sharika Nelvis, the first half of

:30:44.:30:50.

the race did not go very well and she composed herself and got going

:30:51.:30:54.

and she had a good speed, we talked about her speed on the flat and

:30:55.:30:58.

Sally Pearson could not live with her in the second half of the race,

:30:59.:31:03.

Sharika Nelvis. A good winner and the only woman to go below eight

:31:04.:31:07.

seconds. A good start from Sally Pearson. Yes, the new, indoors,

:31:08.:31:15.

Simmonds got a good start on the outside, did she hang on for bird? I

:31:16.:31:19.

think she was run out by Jacquelin Coward. It is that little stumble

:31:20.:31:25.

which is spotted, Andrew, Pearson looking good and smooth, not that

:31:26.:31:31.

quick, given the competitive nature, 20 women have gone under eight

:31:32.:31:36.

seconds this year. Running ground about eight seconds and Sharika

:31:37.:31:41.

Nelvis has dipped under. Very tight for bird so Simmonds will have to

:31:42.:31:46.

wait, a personal best for her, her first time indoors. Watch this

:31:47.:31:51.

stumble from Sharika Nelvis, not a stumble, it is not driving out

:31:52.:31:55.

properly. And she found herself half a metre down. I've think it is going

:31:56.:32:02.

to be a cracking race for the final in the next race, we have got

:32:03.:32:07.

Christina Manning and talk about people coming back, Susanna Kallur,

:32:08.:32:11.

Pearson and Nelvis have gone through and Sally is with Phil.

:32:12.:32:18.

Sally, what a great sign to see you back competing close to your best. I

:32:19.:32:25.

know there is still a way to go to get to the top, but you must be

:32:26.:32:29.

delighted the way it is going. Yes and no. There seems to be brushed it

:32:30.:32:36.

seems to be normal for me to run in the heats the web than the final. I

:32:37.:32:40.

am putting myself so it is difficult to try and put the rational coach

:32:41.:32:45.

had on with the irrational athlete hat. I had a really good start and

:32:46.:32:52.

it is starting, I got it and pieces, I just have to put them together in

:32:53.:32:58.

one race and it is Febery. We have the Australian season but the World

:32:59.:33:03.

Championships in August, and we have to get it right then. Light years

:33:04.:33:07.

away from what you put up with last year, the injury and how it set you

:33:08.:33:13.

back, how satisfying is that? I have four injuries in 18 months and they

:33:14.:33:18.

were very serious. It took me to a dark place mentally, but I had

:33:19.:33:22.

support around me, I have the right support around me now. I get

:33:23.:33:26.

frustrated at times because I am still competitive, but that was a

:33:27.:33:32.

good sign my statistics are coming back to where I like them. Great to

:33:33.:33:39.

see you here, see you in the final. Yes, see you.

:33:40.:33:44.

Confirmation, three go through automatically, they are Sharika

:33:45.:33:48.

Nelvis, Sally Pearson and Jacquelin Coward, Sally Pearson with a

:33:49.:33:56.

personal best running indoors. Phylicia George wait to see the

:33:57.:34:01.

times in the next race. Now it is the man's Long Jump, a first attempt

:34:02.:34:12.

here for Tyrone Smith. It is good. He hit the board well. Has competed

:34:13.:34:18.

yet this year, has a lifetime of seven point 82 indoors, his friends

:34:19.:34:25.

call him X because of his skinny legs, it seems a bit harsh, but on

:34:26.:34:31.

the runway and good on the board, not a lot wrong with that. Opening

:34:32.:34:37.

jump of the competition. Close to eight metres. In fact, it it is

:34:38.:34:46.

7.83. It is a lifetime best in the opening round, a national record for

:34:47.:34:55.

Tyrone Smith. Silver-medallist from 2008, Godfrey

:34:56.:34:58.

Mokoena, concentrating on Triple Jump since then. Competed here in

:34:59.:35:03.

the Long Jump very quick, he did decelerate slightly maybe. That is

:35:04.:35:09.

shy of eight metres, that is the magic mark. When you think about

:35:10.:35:16.

world-class long jumping, he just shortened and slowed, you could see

:35:17.:35:21.

that in slow motion. Long legs and he got too close to the board and he

:35:22.:35:29.

had to far to go. Very accomplished South African, 31 years of age,

:35:30.:35:35.

Mokoena. Offering words of advice. Second place so far.

:35:36.:35:39.

This is the Olympic champion Geoffrey Henderson who won in Rio in

:35:40.:35:48.

dramatic form in the last round, this is the opening round in

:35:49.:35:52.

Birmingham. Really quick on the approach. You may be could not

:35:53.:35:55.

handle it. He did not seem to have much height and that shake of the

:35:56.:35:59.

head gives away what he thinks about it. The 27-year-old, after a

:36:00.:36:05.

disappointing World Championship in 2015 when he was one of the

:36:06.:36:11.

favourites and he made a mess of that, but very much made up for it

:36:12.:36:15.

in taking the gold medal, the biggest prize in sport in Rio. Did

:36:16.:36:20.

not get the height of that and is chasing the lead of Smith. Simply 72

:36:21.:36:25.

and Jeff Henderson goes into second place. -- it is 7.7 two. Still a

:36:26.:36:35.

very competitive event here, this world tour event in Birmingham. This

:36:36.:36:42.

is another tough heat, from Great Britain, we have got Marilyn

:36:43.:36:49.

Nwawulor. Jasmin Stowers, any one of these could go through. So top

:36:50.:36:59.

three, and in this race, we have got two or three of the fastest women in

:37:00.:37:04.

the world. From Harrow, Marilyn Nwawulor, 24, with a new personal

:37:05.:37:12.

best of 8.20, disqualified last week at the British Championships for a

:37:13.:37:16.

false start. Raven Clay alongside her. And her new personal best this

:37:17.:37:22.

year is 8.0 nine. Eight seconds is the benchmark, this is the lady who

:37:23.:37:25.

still holds the world record for this event, back to 2008, a long

:37:26.:37:34.

comeback Trail and she is getting closer, Susanna Kallur, the former

:37:35.:37:41.

two time European champion. Anne Zagre, of Belgium, under eight

:37:42.:37:44.

seconds for the first time in her last race, 7.98, Olympic

:37:45.:37:51.

semifinalist. Christina Manning. Only Kellie Harrison has gone

:37:52.:37:57.

quicker indoors this year, 7.82, new personal best for her, winning in

:37:58.:38:00.

Athlone in Ireland on Wednesday. European champion outdoors and

:38:01.:38:09.

indoors, Alina Talay. 7.94 this year. And Jasmin Stowers, two great

:38:10.:38:15.

seasons, particularly outdoors 2015, very fast times and did not make

:38:16.:38:19.

either of the American teams for the world or the Olympic Games. And from

:38:20.:38:28.

Sweden in lane eight, Maja Rogemyr. So this is tough to get in the top

:38:29.:38:34.

three. Manning in lane five in the blue. A real threat at the European

:38:35.:38:44.

Championships in Belgrade is Alina Talay. In Germany, you already have

:38:45.:38:52.

a couple of women under 7.9. It might be the German Championships

:38:53.:38:57.

this weekend, actually. And Jasmin Stowers, 7.994 heard this year. --

:38:58.:39:06.

7.99, four heard this year. The form this year says it should be manning.

:39:07.:39:13.

She has been under eight seconds ten times already this year in heats and

:39:14.:39:23.

finals. So she is in five, next to her is Anne Zagre and in lane three,

:39:24.:39:29.

Susanna Kallur. Manning gets a great start, stars is right in less and

:39:30.:39:37.

Talay coming back, Manning and perhaps Alina Talay and very close,

:39:38.:39:44.

Anne Zagre. Much quicker than the first semifinal, a great start from

:39:45.:39:47.

Manning, showing the form she has been then, Talay did strongly at the

:39:48.:39:51.

end, just about getting second place. I think she will be tough to

:39:52.:39:53.

beat in the final, Manning. That is a technique, when you go

:39:54.:40:03.

down into the box and I need Paula's advice, is that it only tie will or

:40:04.:40:09.

is it Platts? A plaque and a ponytail. Thank you. That is a

:40:10.:40:15.

technique. Where does that go when you go into the box? Why did you not

:40:16.:40:22.

ask me for the definition? You can see how good she is at 60-metre

:40:23.:40:27.

hurdles, the others were a long way behind chasing her down, such a good

:40:28.:40:33.

start. Christina Manning certainly going to be the one to beat and very

:40:34.:40:38.

tight behind her. We will get confirmation of it, but looking down

:40:39.:40:40.

overhead, difficult to separate them.

:40:41.:40:44.

It is like a helicopter rota above her head, maybe giving her down.

:40:45.:40:54.

Incredible. A great start. Only Harrison has gone quicker. When you

:40:55.:41:02.

start running 7.8 and under eight seconds ten times already, that is

:41:03.:41:07.

the 11th time, Harrison might have something to think about. Again, she

:41:08.:41:12.

had a good start to her career and it stalled since 2012, but a good

:41:13.:41:20.

indoor season so far. She won in it, Talay and Jasmin Stowers in second

:41:21.:41:22.

and third, and Kallur is with Phil. One of the great comeback stories of

:41:23.:41:32.

athletics come have been through so much injury wise and took time off

:41:33.:41:36.

to have a baby, close to eight seconds, how is it to be competing

:41:37.:41:41.

like this? It is so much fun, much more fun than before actually. Is

:41:42.:41:45.

that part of the idea, you thought you had not done all you wanted and

:41:46.:41:50.

you had not got the full enjoyment out of the sport? Yes, my injury

:41:51.:41:56.

came in 2008 and I had my injury while I broke the world record. So I

:41:57.:42:05.

was like at my peak. And just down to the basement. So I was really

:42:06.:42:08.

hungry to just keep going a little bit. It felt like I had found the

:42:09.:42:19.

key to great hurdling. So that is what kept me going. I think it is

:42:20.:42:25.

eight years now. What do you think is still left within you to achieve

:42:26.:42:29.

in the sport? I don't know, my leg is still bothering me a little bit.

:42:30.:42:33.

I cannot practice the way I would like. It is just so much fun just to

:42:34.:42:41.

be able to compete a little bit again. It is great to see you back

:42:42.:42:45.

and we wish you well going forward the rest of the season.

:42:46.:42:50.

Thank you so much. Still to come, the fashion with the

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men's 60-metre heats from 2:30 p.m.. And a British head-to-head, it is

:42:56.:43:01.

Lorraine Ugen and singing star Jazmin Sawyers who battle it out in

:43:02.:43:07.

the Long Jump. Eilidh Doyle is taking on the 400 meals has and the

:43:08.:43:12.

Nielsen twins. Andrew Pozzi take some former Olympic gold-medallist

:43:13.:43:21.

Aries Merritt. Laura Muir looks to add another record to her collection

:43:22.:43:26.

in the 1,000 metres. And Mo Farah looking to get back to winning ways

:43:27.:43:31.

in the 5000m, must ever invent on the indoor track. Plenty of gold

:43:32.:43:36.

medals outdoors, five in the World Championships, and we look forward

:43:37.:43:38.

to this year's athletics Championships in London in August --

:43:39.:43:45.

it is his last ever invent on the indoor track. Usain Bolt, he has

:43:46.:43:52.

done it! It is a new British record! It is a mammoth jump. A new world

:43:53.:44:01.

record! Sophie Hitchon, what an effort! Elaine Thompson has Olympic

:44:02.:44:10.

gold! Huge! The new British record! Rudisha is going to win the world

:44:11.:44:16.

title. A beautiful jump! Laura Muir now, she has smashed the British

:44:17.:44:20.

record. Mo Farah wins the gold!

:44:21.:44:27.

And it is only six months away now, it is so exciting, the World

:44:28.:44:33.

Championships in London, in the Olympic Stadium, evoking the

:44:34.:44:37.

memories of 2012. When we walked out of that stadium in 2012, and

:44:38.:44:39.

remember thinking, the world is here. That felt like for ever awake

:44:40.:44:45.

and we are now seeing this new crop of athletes and this year will be an

:44:46.:44:50.

interesting transitional year post-Olympics. That is the point, we

:44:51.:44:54.

have had phenomenal athletes coming through the last decade but what

:44:55.:44:58.

does the future look like? I think it looks bright. On the global stage

:44:59.:45:02.

cannot always going to have fantastic athletes but from

:45:03.:45:06.

Britain's perspective, we have young, bright, energetic,

:45:07.:45:09.

enthusiastic athletes that understand the opportunities this

:45:10.:45:14.

year presents and not just 2017, but 28 team, the world indoors, back in

:45:15.:45:20.

Birmingham again. And the British Isles are so knowledgeable and they

:45:21.:45:25.

love the sport and fall the athletes, it is a really good time

:45:26.:45:26.

to be in the sport. The indoor Championships in

:45:27.:45:37.

Birmingham, it's a really good opportunity for the athletes to

:45:38.:45:42.

become household names and cement themselves in the hearts and minds

:45:43.:45:51.

of British fans. It is about getting out there and making sure you're

:45:52.:45:54.

healthy and showing what athletics means to the British public. Now it

:45:55.:46:00.

is the 3000 metres on the track and if you British women here, Andrew

:46:01.:46:04.

Cotter, who have already got their places are cured?

:46:05.:46:06.

COMMENTATOR: Yes indeed, and Eilish McColgan has got a place secured in

:46:07.:46:13.

two different events. We will look at the line-up for the 3000 in just

:46:14.:46:18.

a moment, but just to clarify the previous race. A winning time for

:46:19.:46:21.

Christina Manning of 7.94. Well, the 3000 metres in the UK

:46:22.:46:37.

Indoors last week was a very good race, Eilish McColgan just holding

:46:38.:46:43.

off her opponent, both are involved here, but a step up in the calibre

:46:44.:46:47.

of opposition. A look at the line-up. Sophie and now we and Meraf

:46:48.:47:03.

Bahta run for Poland and Sweden. Winny Chebet is the pacemaker. This

:47:04.:47:08.

is a line-up of the highest quality, really good competition for Eilish

:47:09.:47:14.

McColgan and Stephanie Twell, they will be trying to hang on, I think.

:47:15.:47:23.

Winny Chebet is the pacemaker. Sifan Hassan is a wonderful runner to

:47:24.:47:28.

watch because she just hangs back and then times her kick from the

:47:29.:47:32.

back of the field always. It's interesting to try to pick a winner

:47:33.:47:41.

here, Paula. It is. I think we're definitely... She was beaten

:47:42.:47:50.

convincingly by Laura Muir last week. Now training with Shannon

:47:51.:47:58.

Rowbury. A former steeplechase runner now, Eilish McColgan, who has

:47:59.:48:08.

run very well indeed. Jeremy Lane -- Genevieve LaCaze is a steeplechase

:48:09.:48:16.

as well. Stephanie Twell, she has had problems with degrees in the

:48:17.:48:21.

park. There is the Swedish athlete, Meraf Bahta. As you said, the

:48:22.:48:33.

youngster, the 18-year-old, another great talent, and the Maracana fleet

:48:34.:48:43.

on the inside. We have a pacemaker who has been asked to take them out

:48:44.:48:54.

to 2000 metres in 2.50 -- 1000 metres in 2.50. Eilish McColgan has

:48:55.:49:01.

the standard. She qualified for two events in Belgrade. Laura Muir will

:49:02.:49:07.

be doubling up as well. I think the pacemaker is a little bit nervous as

:49:08.:49:11.

well, went out very quickly to be able to establish herself at the

:49:12.:49:15.

front of the field and they are working their way back. We will get

:49:16.:49:28.

an idea how close to the pace Winny Chebet is going. They seem to be

:49:29.:49:31.

going with it at the moment although it is slower than asked for. In the

:49:32.:49:37.

last 200 metres, Hellen Obiri couldn't keep pace and faded over

:49:38.:49:42.

the last 150, but still ran a Kenyan record along with Laura Muir, which

:49:43.:49:46.

shows the quality that Laura Muir is running out at the moment. She runs

:49:47.:49:52.

in the 5000 metres later on. Sifan Hassan is always dangerous. I think

:49:53.:49:59.

what's interesting, Sifan Hassan this year has moved coaches, she is

:50:00.:50:04.

over with Alberto Salazar and training with Shannon Rowbury in the

:50:05.:50:08.

Oregon Project team there. She's already showing big improvements in

:50:09.:50:12.

her racing but also the way that she runs races. Some of that is perhaps

:50:13.:50:18.

that influence due to hanging around at the back of the field and then

:50:19.:50:22.

moving through. She's now shown that she is areas here today from the

:50:23.:50:27.

beginning, getting right up there, and Shannon Rowbury is a team-mate

:50:28.:50:30.

sitting further back. Of the main contenders up there at the moment.

:50:31.:50:34.

Sifan Hassan is not too far away. The men's long jump competition

:50:35.:50:50.

continues, Ashley Bryant having a really good indoor season in the

:50:51.:50:55.

long jump. A foul in the first round, 7.42 in the second round.

:50:56.:50:59.

That looks a little better from Bryant. Last weekend he saw his

:51:00.:51:07.

team-mate Darren Bramble go slightly ahead of his best. So, runner up in

:51:08.:51:16.

the UK long jump championships. Just going slightly sideways at the end,

:51:17.:51:28.

there. That will have cost him some. Fifth place at the moment, 7.5

:51:29.:51:33.

seven. Here is Dan Bramble. UK champion last weekend. Well, that

:51:34.:51:44.

was similar. 59 was the opener. What is he saying, too flat? It's all

:51:45.:51:52.

about timing off the board. Quick on the approach. The athletes are

:51:53.:51:55.

struggling this afternoon, no one beyond eight metres. And Bramble did

:51:56.:52:03.

his best ever jump last year, eight point 14. That is what he can do

:52:04.:52:09.

when he is at his best. -- 8.14. Well, it is 7.57.

:52:10.:52:15.

Eilish McColgan had to work very hard to keep pace. A bit of a gap

:52:16.:52:21.

opening out. She is right at the back of that first group. Just a

:52:22.:52:28.

demonstration of how hard it is for the two British athletes to try to

:52:29.:52:32.

maintain contact. I think Eilish McColgan always does take time to

:52:33.:52:38.

wind into races. It was very quick in the early stages. Eilish now

:52:39.:52:44.

taking advantage of a little slackening of the pace to work our

:52:45.:52:48.

way back up. Having said that, they are stretching out again. You can

:52:49.:52:56.

see it beginning to stretch and the gaps are beginning to appear between

:52:57.:53:05.

the athletes. Genevieve Lacaze of Australia and Eilish McColgan

:53:06.:53:10.

beginning to lose contact with the other. Just a bit of daylight

:53:11.:53:16.

opening up, looking for Shannon Rowbury behind them but she is not

:53:17.:53:19.

really making any inroads on the front two. It is becoming a bit of a

:53:20.:53:26.

battle between these two now. I saw her just take a glance around to

:53:27.:53:33.

take a measure of who is with them. I thought she dropped out a little

:53:34.:53:43.

bit early, the pacemaker. Further back to those who are losing

:53:44.:53:49.

contact. There is a main peloton about 20 or 30 metres behind now. At

:53:50.:53:55.

the back of that, Eilish McColgan is just ahead, maintaining some contact

:53:56.:54:00.

with that main group. Helen Obiri with a little glance behind. The

:54:01.:54:11.

pace is consistent just over the mark. Hellen Obiri is doing

:54:12.:54:15.

everything she can to try to get rid of Sifan Hassan, may be Yeading rid

:54:16.:54:19.

of some of the mental scars from that race with Laura Muir last week

:54:20.:54:23.

and trying to make sure that Hassan has to work hard from a long way

:54:24.:54:32.

out. Hellen Obiri and Sifan Hassan the front two. Third place just

:54:33.:54:43.

beginning to lose the back two -- front two. This might be a very

:54:44.:54:48.

tight race between these two. If we see acceleration in this next 1000

:54:49.:54:57.

metres, they will go under a .30 -- under 8.30 and maybe challenge that

:54:58.:55:03.

world lead. Neither wants to challenge too much early but I would

:55:04.:55:06.

say Sifan Hassan definitely holds the upper card in terms of her

:55:07.:55:13.

finishing speed. Stephanie Twell is back in the group and Eilish

:55:14.:55:17.

McColgan is losing contact now. Hellen Obiri's head is starting to

:55:18.:55:24.

rock a bit now but Sifan Hassan is looking smooth and sitting on the

:55:25.:55:27.

shoulder, letting Hellen Obiri to all the work at the moment. The pace

:55:28.:55:31.

is brisk and it is relentless at the moment. We could be on for a sub

:55:32.:55:38.

8.30 time. Stephanie Twell running very, very well. Eilish McColgan

:55:39.:55:43.

trying to hang onto her. They are on for personal bests in this race if

:55:44.:55:48.

they can maintain this. It's not that they are running badly at all

:55:49.:55:51.

but these two out in front are a class apart. Hellen Obiri still

:55:52.:56:00.

leading just from Sifan Hassan. Sifan Hassan's slightly ungainly

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style with her arms but hanging on the shoulder, right behind Hellen

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Obiri. Hellen Obiri doing the hard graft and Hassan is in a very

:56:10.:56:13.

comfortable position here. Hellen Obiri for me is starting to look as

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though she doesn't believe that she can outkicked Sifan Hassan. Sifan

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Hassan is focused on the heels of Hellen Obiri in front of her,

:56:23.:56:25.

waiting and waiting until she launches that final attack. It has

:56:26.:56:32.

been tough and hard for her, the training, but she is feeling the

:56:33.:56:40.

benefits of it already. A group of seven athletes behind third-place

:56:41.:56:45.

and that is where we find Stephanie Twell and Eilish McColgan, just

:56:46.:56:48.

about encores for personal best. The bell sounds for these two and Sifan

:56:49.:56:54.

Hassan hits the front, 200 metres to go. Hassan can't quite break free

:56:55.:57:06.

and here comes Hellen Obiri now! A surge and Sifan Hassan responds! 150

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to go hand Hellen Obiri lengthens out that stride. Can she get inside

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8.30? She will, just about! The victory for Hellen Obiri. Sifan

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Hassan with a second surge. Eilish McColgan finishing very strongly,

:57:29.:57:34.

just about takes fourth place. Think of what might have been for Eilish

:57:35.:57:40.

McColgan, but it is a great time for McColgan, I think Steph Twell might

:57:41.:57:44.

have just about got her PB behind that as well. Great run from Eilish

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McColgan, but what a run from Hellen Obiri as well. Sifan Hassan did

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everything correctly but when she went past, she was not broken by

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seeing the Dutch athlete come past. That was impressive from Hellen

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Obiri in every way that she wasn't impressive in the race against Laura

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Muir. I just wonder if she learned some lessons from that race. She

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definitely kept something in the bag. I think she was maybe faking a

:58:13.:58:17.

little bit in terms of how tired she was going into that last lap. She

:58:18.:58:22.

allowed Sifan Hassan to come past a little bit early and Sifan Hassan

:58:23.:58:25.

didn't get enough of the gap quickly enough and Hellen Obiri just had

:58:26.:58:29.

eight years change left which she hadn't used left, whereas Sifan

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Hassan had used everything. It just knocked the wind out of the sails of

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Sifan Hassan down the back straight. Hellen Obiri had just changed gears

:58:41.:58:44.

and went up a level and was able to really move away and you can see

:58:45.:58:49.

just how much that victory meant to her today to be able to come back

:58:50.:58:53.

and avenge that beating that she got at the hands of Laura Muir. Not bad

:58:54.:58:57.

at all from Sifan Hassan and she broke the Dutch indoor record.

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Hellen Obiri was five hundredths of a second quicker than she ran losing

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to Laura Muir. A very good run from Eilish McColgan. Hellen Obiri, a win

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for the Kenyan athlete. Well, we joined the long jump,

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heading towards the halfway stage, Godfrey Mokoena of South Africa

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chasing down the league which is currently 7.83. And that is going to

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challenge it. Marco -- Godfrey Mokoena looks like he has

:59:38.:59:54.

finally woken up. His best so far, 7.72, way down on what he can do but

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that is a decent effort for Mokoena, the 31-year-old South African. Going

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to take the lead. It is 7.99, enough to go out in front. Across this

:00:10.:00:19.

tight field, the Finnish athlete takes her first attempt in this

:00:20.:00:23.

tough competition. The bar stays put. So clean sheets so far for her.

:00:24.:00:34.

Both Brits are out by the way, Sally Peake and Jade Ive unable to clear

:00:35.:00:40.

4.33, so a slight is a Bodman for them. Not to be involved. Minna

:00:41.:00:49.

Nikkanen continues with a perfect start so far.

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Megan Clarke, of the United States, 29 years of age, she is carrying

:00:56.:01:01.

some ever is -- errors at the previous heights. Looking to go

:01:02.:01:09.

clear at this new height of 4.4 three. Oh, yes. So she joins

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Nikkanen and the competition heats up. Still waiting for the Olympic

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champion Katerina Stefanidi to join the competition, she has not jumped

:01:26.:01:29.

yet, keeping her powder dry and Goode clearance there for Megan

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Clark. And she is in second place. Joining us now in the bowels of the

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stadium, look who we found! Mo Farah! I just walked in with my wet

:01:50.:01:56.

spikes! You look very relaxed, how are you? Good, thank you. This place

:01:57.:02:01.

is fascinating, everybody is warming up, a larger space than we are used

:02:02.:02:05.

to seeing, what will you do now? Sit down and listen to music and

:02:06.:02:09.

maybe dry my spikes a bit. They have got wet. How did they get wet? I put

:02:10.:02:20.

in a bottle of water and it was not closed. How do you feel? I feel

:02:21.:02:24.

compete. You will be competing for the last time indoors. My last track

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race indoors. It will be a year of that for you, a lot of goodbyes.

:02:31.:02:33.

Hopefully, it will be slightly better than Edinburgh. It will be!

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We hope so as well! He seems relaxed. He is doing really well and

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he seems comfortable and confident so good to see him in the shape.

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Before he came along, he literally just walked him, this place here is

:02:48.:02:52.

bigger than we are used to seeing athletics tracks for a warm up area,

:02:53.:02:59.

there is a pungent smell of Tiger Balm and Deeper Heat. It is

:03:00.:03:04.

intoxicating. It amazes me how quick people are warming up. Look, here we

:03:05.:03:11.

go, putting pacing behind us. It is preparation, and you hit the nail on

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the head, this is an exceptional facility for indoor athletics and

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that is why Birmingham is so successful because the athletes can

:03:20.:03:25.

warm up correctly. You can do your hurdles, set up on their own,

:03:26.:03:28.

individually, which you can't normally do. You can certainly

:03:29.:03:34.

appreciate the amount of space you get, even compared to doing your

:03:35.:03:40.

heptathlon outdoors, Denise. Completely, indoors, everybody is on

:03:41.:03:44.

top of each other, you have no room come you have to make sure the area

:03:45.:03:48.

is safe. You have great space, the hurdles have been set out, the

:03:49.:03:52.

sprinters can do their thing, the distance athletes can jog around the

:03:53.:03:57.

perimeter, fantastic. We just saw some tours who went underneath where

:03:58.:04:00.

the photographers were and she looked fine, she was doing some

:04:01.:04:08.

strides and she looked fine -- Rosangela Santos. And we saw Jazmin

:04:09.:04:14.

Sawyers. Very relaxed. But we have got to go out to the track for the

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400m next, the men's 400m, Andrew Cotter and Steve Cram.

:04:21.:04:24.

A good line up for the 400m, and interest rates developing here.

:04:25.:04:36.

Jarryd Dunn. British athletes on the inside two lanes. Looking for their

:04:37.:04:41.

qualifier to get the Belgrade. Sebastian Rodger on the inside. Both

:04:42.:04:48.

he and Dunn will be required for Belgrade for the 4x400. And to

:04:49.:04:54.

mention for Nigel Levine who won this every year from 2090 2015 but

:04:55.:05:01.

had a dreadful injury and terrible accident with James Ellington but a

:05:02.:05:07.

long road to recovery. So that is the line-up. And the master of the

:05:08.:05:13.

indoors is Pavel Maslak, but he has had to give second best in the last

:05:14.:05:19.

two races to Bralon Taplin, but he did beat him before that in

:05:20.:05:29.

Dusseldorf. Also, Luguelin Santos. Straight final of the men's 400m.

:05:30.:05:35.

And the they go. It is Sebastian Rodger and Jarryd Dunn on the

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outside. Maslak is not afraid of a quick opening 200, 29.99 at his last

:05:46.:05:52.

race on the way to victory. Luguelin Santos trying to keep up. The Czech

:05:53.:06:03.

athlete, with Taplin behind him. Luka Janezic, Sebastian Rode is

:06:04.:06:06.

making a move, has he got anything left. Maslak is just clear of Taplin

:06:07.:06:13.

and Santos is trying to get there but Maslak pulling away in the final

:06:14.:06:18.

50 metres and is Pavel Maslak takes it and Taplin faded and Santos held

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onto second place, but Pavel Maslak has a convincing victory, the Czech

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athlete who has been European and World Champion indoors, and he

:06:29.:06:32.

really knows how to run on the boards. Some people can't get used

:06:33.:06:38.

to the two lap 400m and the cameras and the slopes and the spring of the

:06:39.:06:43.

boards, but Maslak us to go out hard and he did that time and controlled

:06:44.:06:46.

it after that. Yes, that was all over in the first

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100, 150 metres, once he got in front. Taplin in third place never

:06:54.:06:58.

got on terms, they both had a great race in the Czech Republic last

:06:59.:07:04.

week. Taplin won and this time, Maslak thought, I am going to run

:07:05.:07:09.

out in front and run the race I like to run. The first 200 was not that

:07:10.:07:14.

quick, and he could control it and hold him off. Look how strong he

:07:15.:07:18.

came through, a good pointer for the Europeans, and good to see Santos

:07:19.:07:22.

running well but Maslak the man in charge and could not get past him.

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Santos did a controlled drift out to hold off Taplin who gave up in the

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end. A very impressive victory for Pavel Maslak.

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Long Jump. Look at that, Fabrice Lapierre. One of the man who is most

:07:42.:07:57.

consistent, ordinary. Struggling. Greg Rutherford, I am sure, if you

:07:58.:08:01.

are watching, you will be enjoying this. Because nobody beyond eight

:08:02.:08:07.

metres in training. Lapierre Jones under the same. Lapierre looks as

:08:08.:08:15.

though he has done something in this last round. But again, not

:08:16.:08:26.

threatening that eight metre line. Fabrice Lapierre normally so

:08:27.:08:29.

consistent, saves his best for last, he goes into third place.

:08:30.:08:39.

We are still in the bowels of the stadium and it is about three

:08:40.:08:43.

flights down to get here and behind me, you can see the athletes warming

:08:44.:08:49.

up, the fast guys out for the men's 60 metres heats shortly. And you may

:08:50.:08:55.

have seen Nigel Levine and James Ellington, British printers, warm

:08:56.:08:57.

weather training in Tenerife, and they suffered a bad motorcycle

:08:58.:09:02.

accident that left them both with many serious injuries to their legs,

:09:03.:09:06.

and their pelvis and their heads and they have both undergone numerous

:09:07.:09:10.

procedures to get back into health, both pulling through well and on

:09:11.:09:15.

their way to rehab. James let's behind-the-scenes to let's know how

:09:16.:09:16.

his progress is going. James Ellison and Nigel Levine are

:09:17.:09:26.

conscious after a motorbike accident.

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I thought, is this a dream? Please wake up. Then I realised it was not.

:09:29.:09:35.

I looked down to check my legs and my right, my left leg was fractured

:09:36.:09:40.

and my right leg was fractured and I saw bones coming out and crazy

:09:41.:09:44.

stuff. I shouted for Nigel to see where he was and I could not turn my

:09:45.:09:49.

head because I was messed up on the floor. Me and him were speaking for

:09:50.:09:50.

a while. Checking he was alive. I really messed myself up body wise.

:09:51.:10:10.

Underneath is the wound where my compound fracture happened so to be

:10:11.:10:14.

and Libya, full compound fracture which came through the leg and broke

:10:15.:10:19.

through the skin. Imagine your pelvis has an opening that much, it

:10:20.:10:23.

opened that much. I have got damage to the back. I had a helmet on,

:10:24.:10:28.

believe it or not, but the impact was so hard, as put my head to the

:10:29.:10:33.

skull and that had eight stitches. For the average patient who is not

:10:34.:10:37.

an Olympic athlete, these are big injuries and it is not just one

:10:38.:10:42.

injury. I think all of this is going to potentially seriously threaten

:10:43.:10:43.

his career. I just happens to have a good

:10:44.:10:56.

support network around me, good friends and family. Just

:10:57.:11:02.

appreciating what you have, so many people out there look to what they

:11:03.:11:06.

don't have and that is when people become unhappy. I think if you can

:11:07.:11:10.

appreciate what you do have, you can look at other people's circumstances

:11:11.:11:13.

and it makes the journey a lot easier.

:11:14.:11:18.

It is just incredible what they have been through and their bodies to get

:11:19.:11:22.

to the stage they are in now and you see the severity of those injuries.

:11:23.:11:27.

First thoughts always, can I survive this, am I going to live the walk

:11:28.:11:33.

another day, let alone to run? As an athlete, they will both think, can I

:11:34.:11:37.

compete again, is my body ever going to be capable of athletics again?

:11:38.:11:41.

That is the first thing they would have thought. They were in such

:11:42.:11:45.

great shape the previous season going into the indoor season with a

:11:46.:11:48.

very positive demeanour about things. Their training was

:11:49.:11:52.

exceptional, and was hearing reports of what was happening in Tenerife so

:11:53.:11:55.

you imagine how frustrated both athletes will be with I would say a

:11:56.:12:01.

simple accident, but it was timing. Ten minutes later or before, the

:12:02.:12:05.

boys would be here performing. It tells you how fragile life can be. I

:12:06.:12:10.

am so impressed with their attitude. They said, we will accept what we

:12:11.:12:14.

are doing and we will just get back to the top of our game. Phenomenal

:12:15.:12:19.

mental attitude, I am really proud of what they are doing. It certainly

:12:20.:12:23.

would put things into focus and perspective about what they want to

:12:24.:12:27.

do and whether they want to get back in shape, it will take a lot of

:12:28.:12:31.

effort to get back to it. Athletes know about how rehab is hard and how

:12:32.:12:36.

hard it is to reach peak performance. You took the words out

:12:37.:12:39.

of my mouth, that will help them get through this, the setbacks they have

:12:40.:12:43.

encountered and experienced as athletes. James in particular has

:12:44.:12:48.

been questioning whether he should continue in the sport. This is about

:12:49.:12:52.

life, this could have been life or death for these young men and as

:12:53.:12:56.

Colin said, our hearts go out to them but they were horrific injuries

:12:57.:12:59.

and they will recover and hopefully they can get back on track. It was

:13:00.:13:05.

be great to see them back in the 60-metre again. Next, the women's

:13:06.:13:09.

800m, here is Steve Cram. The pacemaker is Kendra Chambers and

:13:10.:13:20.

militia bishop, silver-medallist -- Melissa Bishop. She she has 12 races

:13:21.:13:26.

already covered this is the one to watch for her. Joanna Jozwik in soup

:13:27.:13:33.

perch for, a new Polish record. In front of her home crowd about ten

:13:34.:13:43.

days ago. And what a great couple of years for Shelayna Oskan-Clarke.

:13:44.:13:47.

Struggling to produce a time, she does have a qualifying time for

:13:48.:13:51.

outdoors last year and she can go to Belgrade whatever happens today.

:13:52.:13:58.

Lovisa Lindh, of Sweden, in four. And in lane three, Chrishuna

:13:59.:14:04.

Williams, great season moving from the 400 to the 800 for the American

:14:05.:14:08.

last year, first time we will see her running the full distance

:14:09.:14:13.

indoors. Adele Tracey needs to run under 2.3, she does have a

:14:14.:14:17.

qualifying time from last summer in a mixed race so I think she needs to

:14:18.:14:22.

get under 2.3, she was second at the UK trials last week. So the two

:14:23.:14:30.

British athletes against each other here is not as against the field,

:14:31.:14:36.

Jozwik and Bishop is the favourite in lane six and seven, the women's

:14:37.:14:38.

800 meals -- 800m. Expect them to go through in about

:14:39.:14:54.

28 for the first 200 metres. Little nudge there and Chambers just coming

:14:55.:14:58.

across Bishop, letting her go. This is maybe a little wick from

:14:59.:15:06.

Chambers. Wise level heads from the athletes behind just letting her go.

:15:07.:15:12.

Just needs to settle down here. 28 point 16.

:15:13.:15:16.

I just think that the two ladies sitting in second and third, fourth

:15:17.:15:22.

and fifth positions in the Rio Olympic Games last year, they know

:15:23.:15:25.

that they are really racing each other today and they are watching

:15:26.:15:31.

each other there. Melissa Bishop raced last week and won convincingly

:15:32.:15:35.

but didn't look as good as she did this time last year. Joanna Jozwik

:15:36.:15:43.

has run quicker this year. So, Bishop will be left out in front

:15:44.:15:47.

here. Joanna Jozwik was down in South Africa. We are watching the

:15:48.:15:57.

polls go really well. They're now being closed down by the rest of the

:15:58.:16:04.

field. Shelayna Oskan-Clarke in fifth place. She is moving up. Adele

:16:05.:16:14.

Tracy moving through as well. Look at this, a real bit of pressure

:16:15.:16:24.

being tried by Jozwik. A few little elbows there. Jozwik. Determined to

:16:25.:16:32.

get to the front. It's going to be the poll, Jozwik, coming away from

:16:33.:16:39.

the rest. -- the the Pole. At the front, Jozwik coming away with the

:16:40.:16:47.

win. Shelayna Oskan-Clarke second and that will confirm her selection.

:16:48.:16:55.

Jozwik, that was a real scrap down the back straight, wasn't it? The

:16:56.:17:02.

effort to hold Jozwik off meant that she came under pressure from

:17:03.:17:07.

Shelayna Oskan-Clarke in the end. Shelayna perhaps a little frustrated

:17:08.:17:12.

but that was better from her. Much better from Shelayna Oskan-Clarke.

:17:13.:17:16.

She has trained well over the winter, possibly a bit better than

:17:17.:17:20.

Melissa Bishop has. She seemed to be better than the form she was in last

:17:21.:17:26.

year. Joanna Jozwik just had so much in the tank. When she went

:17:27.:17:33.

convincingly past Melissa Bishop. She wasn't able to maintain it over

:17:34.:17:39.

the final 100 metres. Shelayna Oskan-Clarke sitting in third place

:17:40.:17:44.

there. She was gaining almost every stride on Melissa Bishop and that

:17:45.:17:48.

gives her confidence too. She had the change of gear that she didn't

:17:49.:17:52.

really have last week and the confidence to move through strongly

:17:53.:17:57.

and hold onto that second place. That will do her confidence a lot of

:17:58.:18:02.

good, I think, and hopefully seal her selection for those indoor

:18:03.:18:07.

Championships. We will tidy it all up. It looks like Shelayna has been

:18:08.:18:13.

rewarded with a personal best. She might have taken second place on the

:18:14.:18:17.

line, there. They're trying to sort it out with a photograph. Certainly

:18:18.:18:24.

Jozwik was a winner. Shelayna Oskan-Clarke will be going to

:18:25.:18:29.

Belgrade but I'm not sure we can say the same for Adelle Tracey, who was

:18:30.:18:36.

outside the time. A personal best but a tinge of this point because

:18:37.:18:39.

you know there is more to come from you, don't you? Yet, there is more

:18:40.:18:44.

to come. I'm really happy actually with the way I acquitted myself in

:18:45.:18:50.

that race, tactically. I made better decisions. So I'm happy with that

:18:51.:18:54.

but I'm not so happy with the time. What it is a PB indoors and it's

:18:55.:19:00.

better than last week. So I'm happy. Does it give you an indicator as

:19:01.:19:04.

well as to how well you have trained in the winter? Yeah, I know that my

:19:05.:19:08.

training has gone really well in the winter and I'm definitely in much

:19:09.:19:13.

better shape. Last week, my last few races weren't that good, so I was a

:19:14.:19:17.

bit worried, but it's definitely coming now. I just have to trust the

:19:18.:19:23.

process. We will see you in the European Indoors, we wish you well

:19:24.:19:26.

and lots of luck for that. Thank you.

:19:27.:19:32.

Well, back to this pole vault, just a few athletes remain. The Swiss

:19:33.:19:47.

athlete, Nicole Buchler of Switzerland. This is her first

:19:48.:19:53.

attempt. Really good -- gave it a really good bash on the way up. At

:19:54.:20:04.

33 years of age she is showing some experience there. A good competitor

:20:05.:20:15.

when she is at her best. She moves into first place. Let's go back and

:20:16.:20:27.

just remind you of the result in the men's 400 metres. That victory means

:20:28.:20:35.

that he overtook, they were both on 17 points coming into this one. He

:20:36.:20:47.

takes the victory and $20,000. Just tidying up these results and

:20:48.:20:50.

noticing Jarryd Dunn missing the qualifying time again.

:20:51.:20:54.

A new personal best, good to confirm that. Adelle Tracey, who has been

:20:55.:21:02.

suffering from a bit of a cold this week sadly for her, that time will

:21:03.:21:07.

not be good enough for her to achieve selection. But Jozwik

:21:08.:21:12.

continues on her winning ways. COMMENTATOR: Next up, the first of

:21:13.:21:17.

the heats in the men's 60 metres. Going in this will be James Dasaolu

:21:18.:21:22.

and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey for Great Britain. Ronnie Baker, the American,

:21:23.:21:26.

is going well. Beejay Lee inside Harry Aikines-Aryeetey. James

:21:27.:21:33.

Dasaolu goes in lane six. Jeff Henderson, the long jump Olympic

:21:34.:21:38.

champion, in lane seven, and Julian Forte of Jamaica in lane eight.

:21:39.:21:46.

There is Beejay Lee. He looks like an indoor specialist, not a tall man

:21:47.:21:50.

at all, powerful. Doesn't have particular quick times indoors this

:21:51.:21:55.

year. Has gone below ten seconds over 100 metres, Beejay Lee. Harry

:21:56.:22:04.

Aikines-Aryeetey, 6.66 his quickest time this season. The two spots for

:22:05.:22:12.

Britain in the team is occupied by Andy Robinson and Theo Etienne.

:22:13.:22:20.

Ramon Gittens, bronze at the world indoors last year. That gives you an

:22:21.:22:25.

idea of the time is required at the very highest level. He has run at

:22:26.:22:33.

6.40 six. Exceptionally quick this season. Everton Clarke, the

:22:34.:22:39.

Jamaican, six times he has run 6.57 this season. James Dasaolu, along

:22:40.:22:45.

with CJ Ujah, they are going to go to Belgrade, by advising other

:22:46.:22:55.

championships this season. So it is not about qualification for the

:22:56.:22:58.

European Indoors for James Dasaolu, just about seeing what he has got

:22:59.:23:05.

early on. Seeing how his pace is, Jeff Henderson. He has struggled a

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bit in this company. Julian Forte of Jamaica on the outside. 6.55 at the

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Kingston outdoor meeting. Three will automatically go through to the

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final, which is at four o'clock. Britain will have high hopes in

:23:28.:23:30.

Belgrade, given the current rankings. It was Andrew Robertson,

:23:31.:23:36.

not running here, who did take the UK title last week. Harry

:23:37.:23:43.

Aikines-Aryeetey will be looking to impress, looking to better his 6.66.

:23:44.:23:51.

So, Beejay Lee on the inside. Ronnie Baker, the American, goes in four.

:23:52.:23:55.

Everton Clarke in five, James Dasaolu and six, Jeff Henderson in

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seven and Julian Forte in lane eight. By way cleanly and Ronnie

:24:03.:24:17.

Baker is running well. Ronnie Baker comes through to take it quite

:24:18.:24:23.

comfortably. Three go through automatically. James Dasaolu with

:24:24.:24:32.

hands on hips. We mention just how well Ronnie Baker has been running

:24:33.:24:36.

this season. James Dasaolu doing his level best. Ronnie Baker very

:24:37.:24:44.

impressive again. You've got to love and admire a performance like that.

:24:45.:24:51.

He's very dominant. He is proving that his last one wasn't a flash in

:24:52.:24:56.

the pan. He has got good frequency, a lot of good leg speed in the early

:24:57.:25:00.

part which polls in front of the field. Because he's got so much

:25:01.:25:06.

power, every time he hits the floor, it allows him to just ease away from

:25:07.:25:11.

the field. Great performance. Julian Forte on the outside came through to

:25:12.:25:15.

take third place. James Dasaolu left a little bit by Ronnie Baker. James

:25:16.:25:21.

Dasaolu just couldn't quite get up to his maximum speed quickly enough.

:25:22.:25:27.

In is funny that way because dirt and people are performing and

:25:28.:25:30.

preparing slightly differently. Those are the things that indoors

:25:31.:25:34.

doesn't really prepare you for, mentally, if you know what I mean.

:25:35.:25:38.

It's really interesting what is going on. Watching James, driving

:25:39.:25:42.

hard, working hard to get into that upright position. He looks a bit

:25:43.:25:48.

flat in comparison. We've seen him a lot more buoyant than that. But it

:25:49.:25:51.

is indoors and even though we've seen him so much better, that has an

:25:52.:26:00.

effect on the performance. James Dasaolu straightening and trying to

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get to the line. He will have to wait and see, he's not one of the

:26:04.:26:07.

automatic qualifiers. Just one more hit to go but James Dasaolu run out

:26:08.:26:15.

of the automatic qualifiers. Well, just three athletes remain in this

:26:16.:26:22.

women's pole vault. This is Mary Saxer, 4.53. She has jumped 4.55

:26:23.:26:30.

this year, so will proudly expect to get this. Second attempt. Better!

:26:31.:26:41.

Good effort. That is better. As I say, three athletes remain. She

:26:42.:26:52.

carries a foul also at this height, Katerina Stefanidi.

:26:53.:27:03.

Well, here is Katerina Stefanidi, carrying a foul. At this height, are

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opening height. And that is a lot better. The first attempt it was

:27:11.:27:16.

weird, she came onto the runway and she ran in and dropped the pole and

:27:17.:27:20.

took some tape on it, she clearly wasn't quite right. She's been

:27:21.:27:24.

waiting a long time since the start of this competition, but that is

:27:25.:27:27.

what she can do when she gets it right. No surprise, she goes well

:27:28.:27:33.

clear at this height of 4.53 but goes into second place behind Nicole

:27:34.:27:36.

Buchler as well. So there we are, the first heat of

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the men's 60 metres. Ronnie Baker and Everton Clarke the qualifiers.

:27:56.:28:03.

Julian Forte and James Dasaolu will wait to see if they go through.

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Well, it's all go as usual indoors. Action coming thick and fast. Plenty

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of British interest in the men's. A new name, Kyle De Escofet. Let's go

:28:19.:28:28.

through them one by one. Real interest here. Don't forget we're

:28:29.:28:32.

talking about these European Championships coming up in Belgrade.

:28:33.:28:37.

Danny Talbot not really going to figure. Wasn't at the trials last

:28:38.:28:41.

week but having a bit of a run out here, over 60 metres. Birchfield

:28:42.:28:50.

Harrier. Talking about local and Wolverhampton, Kyle De Escofet, was

:28:51.:29:00.

fourth at the trials. Really disappointed with his run at the

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trials but has a chance to get selected because Richard Kilty did a

:29:04.:29:10.

false start at the trials. We have a ready got two with automatic

:29:11.:29:13.

selection. Richard Kilty was disqualified. It's really between

:29:14.:29:18.

those two in first spot for Great Britain. Andrew Fisher from Bahrain

:29:19.:29:23.

former Jamaican but running for Bahrain now, setting loads of

:29:24.:29:28.

national records, funnily enough... Kim Collins from St Kitts and Nevis.

:29:29.:29:39.

Setting loads of personal records -- records for his age group. CJ Ujah

:29:40.:29:48.

has been running pretty quickly, 6.56, but has not put himself

:29:49.:29:51.

thought for selection for Belgrade. In fact at the trials last week he

:29:52.:29:55.

went off to Poland and competed there instead. John Orta Gardi --

:29:56.:30:10.

John Otugade made the final last week. The first thing here is, the

:30:11.:30:16.

top three will go through, but in doing so, Mark Kilty needs to be

:30:17.:30:21.

careful he doesn't false start again. Training indoor European

:30:22.:30:27.

champion and he finds himself fighting for selection in lane

:30:28.:30:36.

three. Next to him, Kyle De Escofet. His qualifying time wasn't in the

:30:37.:30:41.

top two last week, so he didn't get automatic selection, but were he to

:30:42.:30:45.

beat Richard Kilty here Kameni would put himself forward. Collins in

:30:46.:30:52.

five, Fisher in four. CJ Ujah in six. Only three will make the final.

:30:53.:31:05.

So it may well be for Richard Kilty and Kyle De Escofet, they have too

:31:06.:31:09.

treated as a race between the two of them.

:31:10.:31:16.

No eight, Sheldon Mitchell, a slight long cold and hesitation and he

:31:17.:31:25.

almost fell out of his block rather than if. . Yes, I have been

:31:26.:31:31.

downstairs and the gun is always quite quick in sprinting and in

:31:32.:31:35.

Birmingham, there is usually a long cold and he literally just falls. He

:31:36.:31:39.

lives his hands and he is thinking, oh, man! A face plant. It is a long

:31:40.:31:54.

way to come. He has not come all the way from Jamaica, he has been in

:31:55.:32:03.

other races. So we are down to seven. This is really interesting to

:32:04.:32:10.

watch Kilty, he did this last week, I was at those trials and he could

:32:11.:32:14.

not believe what he had done, everybody was looking to him to

:32:15.:32:21.

perhaps win that race. And there is De Escofet next to him.

:32:22.:32:34.

Fisher in four and Collins in five, CJ Ujah in six.

:32:35.:32:45.

It is another one! That is another one from Fisher. There was a little

:32:46.:32:49.

twitch next to him as well from Kilty, I will just look at this, we

:32:50.:32:53.

get the chance to see the reaction times. Yes, he is saying, what is

:32:54.:33:01.

going on here? Colin, was that a longer hold that time, you said it

:33:02.:33:06.

was normally? I think slightly but the gun is not over the top, it is

:33:07.:33:10.

quite a reasonable time to hold these guys in set position. We are

:33:11.:33:15.

looking for twitching around, I am not so sure, I think Fisher just

:33:16.:33:20.

drove out before it was necessary. And that far in front, you clearly

:33:21.:33:23.

have reacted before the official time would allow you. Yes, he has

:33:24.:33:30.

gone. Well, he can shrug his shoulders, but that was it pretty

:33:31.:33:34.

clear., it wasn't set off by anybody else. I don't know what he is going

:33:35.:33:41.

to argue about committee can be annoyed and frustrated at himself.

:33:42.:33:49.

It is pretty clear. He is angling for a get out here. Steve, have you

:33:50.:33:57.

ever been involved in a false start? Yes. Was it your fault? No. In

:33:58.:34:03.

1500m, they bring you back and everybody does it again. Yes, it is

:34:04.:34:12.

a really height and tense moment because you know how important those

:34:13.:34:16.

ten metres are and you are understanding about why they are

:34:17.:34:22.

frustrated. Third time lucky, Steve. It makes everybody a little bit

:34:23.:34:29.

nervous, understandably. He just needs to move away, he is a bit too

:34:30.:34:33.

close to these guys who are trying to concentrate. Ten metres off the

:34:34.:34:41.

left as they looked down the track. Tolbert in one, De Escofet in two,

:34:42.:34:50.

CJ Ujah in three. And we have Collins. Clearly way, Kilty gets a

:34:51.:34:55.

good start. CJ Ujah, Collins is going to win it, it is CJ Ujah and

:34:56.:35:05.

Kilty who will go through. It is close for second, I think CJ went

:35:06.:35:11.

ahead of Kilty and that could be good enough for Kilty to cement his

:35:12.:35:17.

place ahead of De Escofet, who is walking away, in terms of Belgrade

:35:18.:35:21.

and he is the defending champion and that would probably be the right

:35:22.:35:25.

decision. He has beaten his rival and CJ is not eligible and does not

:35:26.:35:30.

want to be selected either. It was messy, Colin, but we got there in

:35:31.:35:34.

the end! We got there eventually, thank goodness for that! Irritating

:35:35.:35:38.

for the athletes because walking back, you think, the race could be

:35:39.:35:42.

over, and what they have produced is good. Kim Collins with that time,

:35:43.:35:49.

you expect those performances now. Both CJ and Kilty, a strong

:35:50.:35:52.

performance and a good performance from both of them under these

:35:53.:35:56.

circumstances. They will be rubbing their hands together for the final

:35:57.:35:59.

because they can be really competitive. All the times, they

:36:00.:36:03.

were there or thereabouts and it is a blanket finish. You understand how

:36:04.:36:07.

crucial that first ten metres is going to be to set up your race

:36:08.:36:15.

perfectly well to do well. Look at Kim Collins, still working

:36:16.:36:20.

hard, I can't believe that man is 40 and producing such great sprint

:36:21.:36:25.

times, it is great to see that, making it these youngsters see they

:36:26.:36:31.

have longevity. Right, back to the Pole Vault. Katerina Stefanidi, of

:36:32.:36:42.

Greece, two fouls, the Olympic champion finding herself under some

:36:43.:36:47.

pressure and she has to go clear to remain in the competition, in second

:36:48.:36:52.

place at the moment. And she does. I'm sure there is a sigh of relief,

:36:53.:36:58.

the Olympic champion comes with a bit of extra pressure and we saw

:36:59.:37:03.

what that did to the sprinters a moment ago. Stefanidi is angling it

:37:04.:37:12.

well. And clear at 4.63 and she goes ahead at the third time of asking,

:37:13.:37:17.

ahead of Nicole Buchler, who is out injured. Stefanidi continues.

:37:18.:37:30.

Steve, just tidying up that 60 metres, and they have given it to

:37:31.:37:44.

Alina Talay, it looked like CJ Ujah. We have come up and we are here in

:37:45.:37:47.

front of the start of the 60 metres. Elaine Thompson is over there and

:37:48.:37:56.

she has been doing warm up sprinting, the double Olympic sprint

:37:57.:38:01.

champion and the first time we had that at an Olympic Games since 1998

:38:02.:38:06.

and Flo Jo, and she is a great treat for the crowd and she is more than

:38:07.:38:14.

happy to be in Birmingham. It is my first time in Birmingham. I have

:38:15.:38:19.

come here to compete and it is indoors so that is good. What do you

:38:20.:38:22.

think you will be able to deliver for the crowd just self? Even though

:38:23.:38:30.

it is not the final of the season, I am looking forward to going again

:38:31.:38:34.

and just performing the best I can and it is part of the training as

:38:35.:38:41.

well. I must take it step-by-step to see where I am at this time of the

:38:42.:38:45.

season. It is fair to say life has changed quite a lot for uses the

:38:46.:38:49.

Olympics, what has it been like for you? It is kind of fun, sometimes it

:38:50.:38:58.

is hard. Life has been changed, yes. Because I have a lot of

:38:59.:39:02.

responsibility now. I do a lot of interviews and photo shoots and all

:39:03.:39:06.

of that so it has been changed. Everybody says now I am a superstar.

:39:07.:39:12.

Me going out there and capturing that stubble is something special

:39:13.:39:16.

for me. Looking back to last year, I had an amazing season and in terms

:39:17.:39:21.

of preparation, I have had an amazing season. It starts now

:39:22.:39:26.

because I will be competing. The preparation is going good, training

:39:27.:39:31.

going good so far and I just want to stay humble and focused and just do

:39:32.:39:33.

my thing. At the heart of things is Elaine

:39:34.:39:41.

Thompson, the double Olympic champion, in lane five. A little bit

:39:42.:39:47.

to spare after her heat, just easing across the line, not the quickest.

:39:48.:39:54.

Again, with a little bit to spare. And she will have to use that

:39:55.:40:00.

because there will be strong competition from Barbara Pierre,

:40:01.:40:02.

Asha Philip goes for Great Britain in lane seven. So the Norwegian has

:40:03.:40:16.

pulled out, so Jessica Young-Warren is in lane two. 29 now but running

:40:17.:40:29.

well this season. Barbara Pierre, I felt she got it wrong in the heat,

:40:30.:40:33.

the world indoor champion last year, a real threat to Elaine Thompson.

:40:34.:40:41.

She is at her best. You would fancy her perhaps to be the favourite. But

:40:42.:40:49.

got it wrong in the heats. 27-year-old Gayon Evans, flourishing

:40:50.:40:53.

later in her career. And that is Elaine Thompson. She has run 7.02

:40:54.:40:59.

this season, outdoors over 60 metres in Kingston, but there was a

:41:00.:41:03.

following wind just inside the legal limit, enough to give her a bit of a

:41:04.:41:08.

hand. Finalist in Rio, Christania Williams, disappointed in that

:41:09.:41:14.

final, suffered cramp. Got to the final, though. Asha Philip,

:41:15.:41:17.

successfully defended her UK indoors title last week. And she carries

:41:18.:41:26.

British hopes here, but it is a tall order given the competition

:41:27.:41:32.

alongside her. And Santos Brazil, took that nasty tumble as she hit

:41:33.:41:36.

the upslope of the track. After crossing the line in the heat, but

:41:37.:41:40.

she is all right and ready to go in the final. Barbara Pierre in three,

:41:41.:41:49.

Gayon Evans in four. Alongside another Jamaican Thompson and

:41:50.:41:55.

another Jamaican in six, Christania Williams. Asha Philip in seven and

:41:56.:42:02.

Santos in eight. In the pink headband, Elaine Thompson is the

:42:03.:42:07.

woman to beat here. Silence inside the arena for the final of the

:42:08.:42:11.

women's 60 metres. Thompson looks for a good start and

:42:12.:42:24.

she is running and powering away from the rest and Elaine Thompson

:42:25.:42:32.

with 6.98, Elaine Thompson. I said she might have a bit to spare, a bit

:42:33.:42:36.

left from the heat, she was saving something, what a run! We have not

:42:37.:42:42.

seen QuickTime is today until now. Elaine Thompson, blistering, what a

:42:43.:42:50.

win! That was a chunk off heat performance, great to see the

:42:51.:42:55.

Olympic champion in such great form. She is here specifically just to

:42:56.:42:59.

work on those first 30 metres, to set herself up for a more impressive

:43:00.:43:04.

100m and to perform one of the fastest times of all time here in

:43:05.:43:08.

Birmingham and that is truly impressive. You can see from her

:43:09.:43:11.

reaction she knew she had something extra to give in the final, I don't

:43:12.:43:15.

think she thought she could go on to seven. I wonder what she's thinking,

:43:16.:43:20.

out of the box, she put her authority on the field and this is

:43:21.:43:24.

when she comes into the strong part of the race from 40, to 60. Already

:43:25.:43:31.

moving away, not spending time chasing. So she must be thinking, I

:43:32.:43:36.

have got good time in here, I am hitting the floor well, everything

:43:37.:43:42.

is really positive. She is on the left of our screen, just focusing

:43:43.:43:47.

and looks very majestic and relaxed. Easily just bouncing down the track.

:43:48.:43:52.

Still very good focus. All the way to the line, that little dip and not

:43:53.:43:56.

even thinking about what she has run, just thinking, that was a

:43:57.:44:00.

competent piece of running. Only eight other women in history

:44:01.:44:04.

have gone below seven seconds in this event and Elaine Thompson does

:44:05.:44:10.

it along Shelly-Ann Fraser Price in the all-time indoor list, Elaine

:44:11.:44:14.

Thompson a long way clear of the rest, it was a Jamaican one, two and

:44:15.:44:19.

three ahead of Evans and Williams. Such a rare achievement for anybody

:44:20.:44:31.

to go under seven, you join an elite list and it is the fastest we have

:44:32.:44:34.

seen in Britain, what was it like to run?

:44:35.:44:38.

Thank you, I went out with rhythm, I came to the final. Each time, I get

:44:39.:44:46.

more confident. Each time I run, I get to love it and try to execute it

:44:47.:44:51.

the best I can. You wanted to work on your start, the first 30 metres,

:44:52.:44:55.

how much more is there to come as you project forward for the outdoor

:44:56.:45:00.

season now? I am focused to getting my first 30, it is my weak area and

:45:01.:45:04.

looking back at that video today, I can work more on it. You just take

:45:05.:45:08.

it step-by-step and each time I race, I get confident and focus, go

:45:09.:45:13.

back to the drawing board and work on it. We have it Indoor

:45:14.:45:20.

Championships for our athletes, but no indoors for Jamaican champions,

:45:21.:45:25.

what you do next? I go home, I do more training. I just will go out

:45:26.:45:28.

there and perform. We will see you back in London later in the year,

:45:29.:45:31.

well done today. Hopefully, thank you very much. Yes,

:45:32.:45:37.

look out, London, in August, Elaine Thompson in fine shape. Gayon Evans

:45:38.:45:46.

and Christania Williams making up the Jamaican one, two and three and

:45:47.:45:48.

Asha Philip standing there. Delighted to say that Lorraine

:45:49.:46:01.

Coogan has joined as a head of the women's long jump, vision.

:46:02.:46:03.

Congratulations on your victory last week. Thank you. Obviously the

:46:04.:46:10.

winter has gone well, what are your hopes and of Belgrade? Definitely

:46:11.:46:12.

hoping to go to Belgrade and get on the podium. I have ambitions of

:46:13.:46:17.

going there to grab the gold. But I definitely want to get a medal. It

:46:18.:46:21.

would be fantastic to follow up my medal from the World Indoors with

:46:22.:46:27.

one at Belgrade as well. You know your way to the rostrum and things

:46:28.:46:33.

have started well. What is it that suits you so well? I think the

:46:34.:46:37.

indoor atmosphere is a lot more close cosy, there are less elements

:46:38.:46:41.

like the wind so it really gives you the opportunity to shine. Less

:46:42.:46:47.

things to deal with like the weather. It seems like we're heading

:46:48.:46:52.

into a rich period of women's long jumping in this country. KJ T,

:46:53.:46:56.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, has pulled out this week though. How

:46:57.:47:00.

good is it to be in that competition and leading the way knowing that

:47:01.:47:04.

they are there? It's fantastic. I love the fact that we have four

:47:05.:47:10.

world-class women's long jump athletes. Representing Great

:47:11.:47:14.

Britain. It's wonderful to have such depth in the long jump and it's nice

:47:15.:47:22.

to represent Britain at our sport's showcase. Fantastic support here for

:47:23.:47:26.

you, Lorraine. I mentioned Jazmin Sawyers as well, who did very well

:47:27.:47:30.

in the British Championships last week but also we have seen her on

:47:31.:47:33.

television over the last few weeks for another skill of hers. She has

:47:34.:47:40.

very much been on song. Music is a really new thing for me. I've been

:47:41.:47:46.

doing sport my whole life and music in just the last few years. At the

:47:47.:47:54.

moment to juggle everything, I'm not fitting training around every thing

:47:55.:47:57.

else, I'm fitting everything else around training. Music is a passion

:47:58.:48:03.

but sport has always been the dream. I want to do X Y and Z, I want to be

:48:04.:48:09.

on The Voice and be on shows but work that in around it. I think if

:48:10.:48:14.

you choose one thing as a priority, you can fit other things around it,

:48:15.:48:18.

it's not as difficult as it sounds. In Dorset is a key part of the year,

:48:19.:48:22.

it gives you a good chance to see where you are at an break the cycle

:48:23.:48:26.

of just training. You get to a point in the winter where all you have

:48:27.:48:29.

done is train and you think, what's this for again? Indoors is perfect

:48:30.:48:33.

for that. It will give me a chance to see what I need to work on. I

:48:34.:48:37.

live and train in Birmingham now so competing here is going to be great,

:48:38.:48:42.

I'm at home, effectively. I'm actually due a good result here. The

:48:43.:48:45.

last few times I have competed I have been ill or injured and just

:48:46.:48:49.

not performed to my best. So I think third time is a charm and I think I

:48:50.:48:55.

can do that here. Olympic finalist, find a list on The Voice or at least

:48:56.:49:01.

through to the next round, Jazmin Sawyers, for most people in a

:49:02.:49:04.

lifetime one of those things would be enough and you are there just

:49:05.:49:07.

smiling your way through these incredible experiences and

:49:08.:49:11.

expressing them brilliantly but actually, you have got the time and

:49:12.:49:14.

it is something you want to pursue and you are managing it all? That

:49:15.:49:19.

way I see it. I like to say yes to things, grab every opportunity that

:49:20.:49:23.

I'm given. They won't be around forever. I'm young and I don't have

:49:24.:49:26.

any responsible at ease and my degree is done, I'm going to say yes

:49:27.:49:30.

to as much as I can. I love doing these things, and when I'm happier I

:49:31.:49:36.

perform better. You are so unusual on Echo V Voice for being that

:49:37.:49:45.

person who is managing a really high profile career, what does your

:49:46.:49:50.

mentor, will.i.am,, say about that? I think his words were," that's

:49:51.:49:56.

dope". I feel like I have a lot to learn and I have the right attitude

:49:57.:50:00.

and I'm open to learning and I've been coached my whole life. So if

:50:01.:50:06.

anybody... You can take the criticism? Exactly. Listen, I hope

:50:07.:50:11.

you don't get too much criticism today, I hope it goes well for you

:50:12.:50:16.

in your day job. You might sing for us a bit later on, who knows! Lets

:50:17.:50:19.

get back to the action coming here is Steve Cram.

:50:20.:50:23.

COMMENTATOR: I don't know if he can sing, Andreas IG, but good to see

:50:24.:50:34.

him back! He followed up a fifth at the world temperatures in 2015, he

:50:35.:50:38.

has been beset by injuries since then. -- Andrew Osagie. Kyle

:50:39.:50:45.

Langford is the youngsters still building his career. We have got the

:50:46.:50:52.

World Championship bronze medallist, Amel Tuka. Also two very good

:50:53.:51:02.

Americans. And watch out for Casimir Loxsom as well, who has slipped into

:51:03.:51:06.

second place behind the pacemaker. He has been the big hope for the USA

:51:07.:51:10.

for a long time but never quite delivered for them. Casemiro

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-- Casimir Loxsom Agro -- ran a really fast 300 recently.

:51:18.:51:31.

Really needs to take that step up and run quicker here and established

:51:32.:51:43.

himself within the 800 races. A very quick first 400 four Loxsom and he

:51:44.:51:49.

will have a seven or hate metre lead because Kyle Langford is coming

:51:50.:51:55.

under pressure now from Amel Tuka. Andrew Osagie is still in contact

:51:56.:52:00.

there. Loxsom is going to have to last this out at the front because

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the pace is quick. Through 600 metres. Langford just gives Amel

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Tuka a bit of a push. Guy Learmonth is moving up on his compatriot. The

:52:15.:52:19.

stride length is shortening and they are starting to chase him down now.

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We've got Amel Tuka, Langford, Guy Learmonth. Andrew Osagie! Loxsom

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might just last this out! Loxsom takes it. Amel Tuka and then I think

:52:32.:52:37.

Kyle Langford finishing the best of the Brits. Well, that was painful. A

:52:38.:52:42.

quick time really but the way they ran it and Loxsom and the others as

:52:43.:52:46.

well, I thought they were running down. I think it totally turned into

:52:47.:52:55.

a race of attrition there. I remember -- over that last two or

:52:56.:53:00.

300 metres. You expected the others to run down Cass Loxsom. Amel Tuka

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used his energy to soon and wasn't able to hold on. Andrew Osagie had

:53:09.:53:16.

sat off the pace at the back for most of the race. He was the one who

:53:17.:53:20.

had the most left in his legs in that last lap. Good to see him doing

:53:21.:53:28.

well, they both wanted to be the best British athlete and run

:53:29.:53:30.

personal best today and by racing each other they chased down Amel

:53:31.:53:38.

Tuka. It looks like Cass Loxsom is taking half a strike compared to

:53:39.:53:42.

what he was doing early in the race, everyone's legs had gone and it was

:53:43.:53:45.

just about who could held on best. The Times were 24.08, 28.6. That

:53:46.:53:57.

hurt but he has been rewarded with the quickest time in the world this

:53:58.:54:00.

year and a personal best. He's a real talent. Amel Tuka with a

:54:01.:54:04.

national record in second place, Kyle Langford with a qualifying time

:54:05.:54:08.

for the European Championships, in third place. So a lot of good times

:54:09.:54:12.

but as Paula said, a really good positive with Andrew Osagie on the

:54:13.:54:16.

comeback trail and looking strong as well.

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Well, this guy, Loxsom, he was second at the world Junior

:54:19.:54:26.

Championships all the way back in 2010. He is 25 now and has really

:54:27.:54:31.

struggled to show that talent. This could be his year. Is he going to

:54:32.:54:34.

get on the American team and come to London in the summer? We will tidy

:54:35.:54:39.

up that result in a second but I can tell you that Andrew Osagie has also

:54:40.:54:43.

run a qualifying time. Guy Learmonth also selected, all will be. You

:54:44.:54:47.

never know, we could have three in Belgrade which would be wonderful to

:54:48.:54:53.

see. The next event will be the women's 400 metres. That is Lina

:54:54.:55:02.

Nielsen, the two Nielsen twins. Just perhaps a little bit behind in

:55:03.:55:05.

development behind her sister who goes in Lane four, Laviai Nielsen.

:55:06.:55:20.

The hurdlers will be the ones to beat, I think, in this flat race

:55:21.:55:26.

which gets under way in a few minutes' time. What an exciting

:55:27.:55:33.

prospect the Nielsen twins are. 21 years old, Denise Lewis. Lina a bit

:55:34.:55:50.

behind Laviai in her development, just developed a little bit later.

:55:51.:55:54.

It was an accomplished race and a very competitive race. The girls

:55:55.:55:58.

feeding off each other there. Eilidh Doyle was in front and looking in

:55:59.:56:01.

control but what is exciting about these two youngsters is that they

:56:02.:56:05.

keep pushing each other on to great results. There is a real buzz in the

:56:06.:56:10.

air about them because not only are they twins but that aspirations are

:56:11.:56:14.

really high. They are confident and they are developing nicely just at

:56:15.:56:18.

the right time. Just on the line there. Laviai just beating her

:56:19.:56:24.

sister by tenths of a second there. But really both of them set personal

:56:25.:56:32.

bests. Lina yet to qualify for the European Championships, the teams

:56:33.:56:34.

will be announced on Tuesday, so she has a lot to run for here, to

:56:35.:56:38.

impress those selectors for that meeting to make the announcement on

:56:39.:56:41.

Tuesday. It is a good transition period as well because the women did

:56:42.:56:45.

so well at the Olympic Games, the 4x400 metres with the likes of

:56:46.:56:48.

Christine and if you are the other athletes just getting to the stage

:56:49.:56:52.

where they will be moving on in the sport, not necessarily approaching

:56:53.:56:55.

their best but just going slightly over their peak, and to see these

:56:56.:57:00.

two coming through is exciting. It is very exciting. You have got Davis

:57:01.:57:04.

as well and Kerstin Maslin also in the mix. That four by 400 metres

:57:05.:57:11.

team is looking great. We see Eilidh Doyle over the herbals ordinarily

:57:12.:57:15.

and she is the British champion. He has qualified for Belgrade so she

:57:16.:57:18.

will be looking to stamp another really quick time here. And make

:57:19.:57:24.

progress with her outdoor season over the 400 metre hurdles. Andrew

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Cotter, take it away. COMMENTATOR: Yes, Eilidh Doyle will

:57:28.:57:32.

be the leading Briton in that race in Sheffield, she just beat the

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Nielsen twins. Very stiff competition in this race. Verone

:57:41.:57:45.

Chambers of Jamaica goes in lane one, then Lina Nielsen. Shamier

:57:46.:57:58.

Little in three, Laviai Nielsen in Lane four, Eilidh Doyle in five. We

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talk about the hurdlers here, three women who have made their name over

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the barriers. One of those is twice world champion over the 400 hurdles,

:58:08.:58:11.

fourth in Rio after coming back from injury, had struggled a bit, but

:58:12.:58:16.

such a talented athlete, Zuzana Hejnova. Eilidh Doyle in lane five,

:58:17.:58:21.

won that European title last week. Three wins this season although this

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is a higher calibre field than those she has faced so far. Laviai

:58:28.:58:34.

Nielsen, if you want to tell them apart, Laviai has slightly darker

:58:35.:58:40.

hair. Her name is Danish, the Nielsen twins have a Danish father

:58:41.:58:47.

and an Egyptian mother. Shamier Little, trademark glasses, doesn't

:58:48.:58:49.

like contact lenses. World Championship silver over 400 hurdles

:58:50.:58:55.

a couple of years ago in Beijing. There is Lina Nielsen. Just a little

:58:56.:59:04.

bit but hind Laviai in terms of development but slightly later into

:59:05.:59:06.

the sport. And then Verone Chambers of Jamaica goes on the inside.

:59:07.:59:18.

Well, it is a strong line-up. Eilidh Doyle leading the home challenge,

:59:19.:59:31.

but Lina Nielsen inside her. Shamier Little in three. There is Lina

:59:32.:59:35.

Nielsen, but Zuzana Hejnova insight Eilidh Doyle. She won the 400 in

:59:36.:59:40.

Ostrava in the Czech Republic recently. Eilidh Doyle is able to

:59:41.:59:48.

work off Zuzana Hejnova. The final of the women's 400 metres. Cleanly

:59:49.:00:00.

away. Around the camber of the Ben Gummer Eilidh Doyle keeping the pace

:00:01.:00:05.

at the moment. A good start by Laviai Nielsen, eating up a bit of a

:00:06.:00:12.

gap between her and Eilidh Doyle. Shamier Little going strongly as

:00:13.:00:20.

well in lane three. They hit the bell and Eilidh Doyle in fourth

:00:21.:00:24.

place at the moment. It is Laviai Nielsen at the moment from Zuzana

:00:25.:00:28.

Hejnova. Eilidh Doyle hoping for something left. Beginning to make

:00:29.:00:33.

her move. Sneaking up on Zuzana Hejnova but those two still out in

:00:34.:00:38.

front, Laviai Nielsen trying to hold on. The crowd roaring her on and she

:00:39.:00:46.

will just take it, Zuzana Hejnova ahead of Laviai Nielsen.

:00:47.:00:59.

A very strong run from Nielsen but to taking the victory. And she

:01:00.:01:08.

should congratulate Nielsen for that run, a brave run to take it out

:01:09.:01:14.

ahead of Hejnova. Ably Doyle was not back, but Hejnova takes the victory,

:01:15.:01:24.

had of Laviai Nielsen. That was brave, she went out to not

:01:25.:01:28.

frightened about reputation, she is on the top ten all-time indoor list

:01:29.:01:32.

for Great Britain, and 52 seconds. And her sister, both great talents.

:01:33.:01:39.

You never see one without the other, great they are both running so well

:01:40.:01:45.

and they will form part of a great 4x4 squad in Belgrade with Doyle.

:01:46.:01:50.

Hejnova had to work so hard, you have to attack the 400m. I love the

:01:51.:01:55.

fact she went for it through the first 200m and down the back

:01:56.:01:58.

straight, still going strong, she can hang on, Hejnova thinking, I'm

:01:59.:02:04.

not really is in. She waits until the bend and she looks for a bit of

:02:05.:02:10.

weakness and this is it. Her knees dropped a bit and she has not got

:02:11.:02:16.

enough drive to hold off Hejnova, but what a great performance,

:02:17.:02:19.

Hejnova getting the win, a good run from her, but a great runner from

:02:20.:02:26.

Nielsen. Little and Doyle, both hurdlers. We have real new talent in

:02:27.:02:32.

the 400m, well done, Laviai Nielsen and also Lina in sixth place,

:02:33.:02:37.

outside her personal best. That is a good deal quicker than her outdoor

:02:38.:02:43.

personal best, Laviai Nielsen, 52.25, it is quite rare and it shows

:02:44.:02:47.

great promise for this season and beyond that, very impressive run

:02:48.:02:52.

from Laviai Nielsen, just behind Zuzana Hejnova. One of the first to

:02:53.:02:57.

congratulate Laviai Nielsen was Lina and they alongside Eilidh Doyle are

:02:58.:02:58.

talking to Phil Jones. We could see the delight on the

:02:59.:03:07.

faces of the two sisters celebrating your personal best, a fantastic

:03:08.:03:12.

performance, Laviai. I have wanted that. Long and every time I thought,

:03:13.:03:17.

today is the day, so made up by that time, it means so much to me. We

:03:18.:03:21.

were talking about how it was important at this age for you to

:03:22.:03:25.

feel you belong on this big senior stage, you look at home. Yes, still

:03:26.:03:29.

getting used to competing against such amazing athletes like Eilidh

:03:30.:03:34.

Doyle and Hejnova and it is daunting on the start line but I believe in

:03:35.:03:38.

myself that I can compete against them and so happy to pull it out.

:03:39.:03:44.

What is it like as one of the more senior athletes in the team, you

:03:45.:03:47.

have brought medals home time after time, to see where -- fresh bread --

:03:48.:03:54.

fresh but coming through? It is great for me, the more 400m running

:03:55.:03:58.

well, it bodes well for the outdoor season. You had but your place in

:03:59.:04:04.

Belgrade, pleased to be heading there? Yes, really dilated, we're

:04:05.:04:08.

building for the outdoor season and everything has gone well so

:04:09.:04:12.

hopefully just keep plugging away at -- really dilated. Lina, just

:04:13.:04:17.

outside your personal best, have you done enough to secure your third

:04:18.:04:22.

place? I hope so, to go as an individual and get the experience

:04:23.:04:25.

against these athletes would be amazing for me so fingers crossed!

:04:26.:04:30.

You have given the selectors a nudge with that performance,

:04:31.:04:31.

congratulations, everybody. Thank you.

:04:32.:04:44.

So taking the victory, Zuzana Hejnova, but very impressive from

:04:45.:04:50.

Laviai Nielsen. And Verone Chambers in sixth place.

:04:51.:04:59.

So we rattle on to the man's 60 metres hurdles and this is a man,

:05:00.:05:06.

Colin Jackson, who has been so impressive this season and again, we

:05:07.:05:11.

are just seeing him bearing the fruit of being injury free for a

:05:12.:05:17.

long time, we will talk more about Andrew Pozzi in a moment, but first,

:05:18.:05:22.

the results of the man's 800m. Good news for British fans. Kyle

:05:23.:05:29.

Langford, personal best. Casimir Loxsom, the quick this year. Guy

:05:30.:05:36.

Learmonth with his personal best. And we could have all three British

:05:37.:05:40.

athletes representing us force election on Monday in the

:05:41.:05:46.

Championships. Great achievements by British athletes this season

:05:47.:05:50.

including Laura Muir and Callum Hawkins, but Pozzi has been flying

:05:51.:05:54.

indoors over the barriers and he is Elaine four. In lane three, Aries

:05:55.:06:00.

Merritt. The Northern Irish record-holder Ben

:06:01.:06:14.

Reynolds runs for islands now. He won in Dublin recently. 7.77 this

:06:15.:06:22.

season. Outside him, the man who made his Olympic final last summer,

:06:23.:06:33.

of Cyprus, Milan Trajkovic. And what a career Aries Merritt has had, and

:06:34.:06:37.

he will be warmly received. What a time he had with injury and illness.

:06:38.:06:44.

Had a kidney transplant just after the World Championships in 2015, the

:06:45.:06:53.

Olympic champion. ANDREW CASTLE: One, deserves to be running the

:06:54.:06:57.

times he is running after his problems with injuries, five

:06:58.:07:00.

surgeries over five years. David King outside him, the Plymouth

:07:01.:07:06.

athlete. Second behind Pozzi in the UK Championships last week. Six

:07:07.:07:17.

times Dutch champion Koen Smet. He took that title again recently. Jake

:07:18.:07:22.

Porter, Birchfield Harrier, again, a local man and he won the British

:07:23.:07:29.

universities indoor title yesterday in Sheffield, a new personal best

:07:30.:07:33.

this season. And Edirin Okoro, another Birchfield Harrier, false

:07:34.:07:40.

start in the finals last weekend and looking to make amends today.

:07:41.:07:45.

ANDREW CASTLE: One this season has had six races and six wins. --

:07:46.:07:56.

Andrew Pozzi this season has had. He lines up alongside Aries Merritt.

:07:57.:08:03.

Trajkovic, Merritt, David King. Koen Smet, Porter and Edirin Okoro. See

:08:04.:08:13.

what time Pozzi can achieve. He has been running very quick times

:08:14.:08:23.

indeed. The man's 60 metres hurdles final.

:08:24.:08:34.

A little twitch from David King outside Pozzi and that set others

:08:35.:08:43.

off. We have had a number of those false start is today and King did

:08:44.:08:47.

look to have a bit of movement, Colin. A little bit twitchy. He

:08:48.:08:55.

knows himself he is in very good shape. We saw him in Tenerife and he

:08:56.:09:02.

looked good and strong. You can see he definitely moved off those box,

:09:03.:09:07.

we will see what the decision is. I think he knows. He will know

:09:08.:09:23.

himself. He felt that little stutter, it is when the pressure

:09:24.:09:31.

releases on the blocks. And his reaction time will come up.

:09:32.:09:52.

A conduct warning, lane five. A nod of the head and relief from David

:09:53.:10:02.

King. It is a yellow card. We will talk about that after the race may

:10:03.:10:11.

be. Or maybe not. Ben Reynolds, Trajkovic, Merritt, Pozzi, David

:10:12.:10:17.

King still in five, Koen Smet, Porter and Edirin Okoro in lane

:10:18.:10:30.

eight. It just adds to the tension. Merritt and Pozzi and King at the

:10:31.:10:35.

heart of things. Once more to the start the 60-metre hurdles.

:10:36.:10:43.

Cleanly away this time, good start by Pozzi, King and Merritt and Pozzi

:10:44.:10:58.

is flying once again. 7.4 four. It matches his personal best, he has

:10:59.:11:02.

done it again and he is running so consistently well, so consistently

:11:03.:11:08.

quickly, time and time again. And he destroyed the field, Pozzi. He wins

:11:09.:11:13.

here and I'm sure he is not finished winning a game this season,

:11:14.:11:19.

wonderful to see from Pozzi. Injury free and running just beautifully.

:11:20.:11:22.

Really nice to see and he would be frustrated to see 7.44 but glancing

:11:23.:11:28.

down, it has been rounded down to a new personal best of 7.43, great

:11:29.:11:34.

performance, personal best and just 100th of a second shy of Tony

:11:35.:11:40.

Jarrett's English record, so still things to focus on to grab that

:11:41.:11:45.

record. Look up positive he was out of the box, he is world number one,

:11:46.:11:49.

the world leader, he knows everybody is watching him now and look at that

:11:50.:11:53.

strong performance from David King to beat the former Olympic champion

:11:54.:12:00.

and take second place to beat Aries Merritt. Great performances from the

:12:01.:12:04.

British herbalist and onwards to Belgrade. The French Herbers,

:12:05.:12:10.

usually very competitive, so Belgrade will be interesting. Andrew

:12:11.:12:17.

Pozzi will have his work cut out but he is the man to beat at the moment.

:12:18.:12:23.

Spot on, a seven strider approach into the first hurdle, really strong

:12:24.:12:26.

this year because he has trained more. He has suffered so many

:12:27.:12:30.

injuries in the past so nice to see him coming back injury free and

:12:31.:12:33.

showing what he is really capable of. This is not the end for this

:12:34.:12:38.

young man, he will probably be the next British athlete to go under the

:12:39.:12:43.

7.14 mark and how close to the British record indoors and out? He

:12:44.:12:47.

is very capable of it. He looked to the clock and it wasn't rounded

:12:48.:12:51.

down, a little bit frustrated, but it has been rounded down, a big win

:12:52.:12:55.

for Andrew Pozzi and he is talking to fill.

:12:56.:13:00.

Great to hear the birthday boy Colin Jackson talking about what is to

:13:01.:13:06.

come for you, definitely challenging the British record indoors and

:13:07.:13:09.

outdoors and it must be great to hear that from somebody like Colin.

:13:10.:13:14.

Definitely, as long as he does not forget the British record is his

:13:15.:13:17.

world record so it will take a lot of beating but I feel ready to go. I

:13:18.:13:22.

thought I was maybe a bit quicker today but really pleased, bringing

:13:23.:13:26.

it down every race and feeling more comfortable and looking forward to

:13:27.:13:29.

the European Indoors. What is it like when you get into the groove

:13:30.:13:32.

you are showing time after time on the start line, is that another one

:13:33.:13:38.

ready to come out? Yes, the great thing is I have won 7.4 week in and

:13:39.:13:42.

week out and it is a really competitive time on the global stage

:13:43.:13:45.

going into a major championships knowing I can churn them out, it

:13:46.:13:49.

feels great. The next tick of the box is a medal and getting on the

:13:50.:13:53.

podium in the Europeans. Yes, I have been around for what feels like a

:13:54.:13:57.

lifetime now and because of injury and other problems, I have not been

:13:58.:14:01.

able to win many medals so to do that in the Europeans and the world

:14:02.:14:05.

stage is the next set. We wish you well for Belgrade and

:14:06.:14:07.

congratulations today. They give very much.

:14:08.:14:14.

Bear it is, Andrew Pozzi, rounded down, just 100 of a second outside

:14:15.:14:18.

the Tony Jarrett's in this record, still some way behind Colin's 7.30.

:14:19.:14:26.

David King with a personal best ahead of Aries Merritt in third.

:14:27.:14:32.

Andrew Pozzi might have his eye on this man's British record, Colin

:14:33.:14:38.

Jackson who earlier was presenting a special award to Malcolm Arnold who

:14:39.:14:44.

has retired from coaching after an illustrious career, coaching Colin

:14:45.:14:49.

himself the world record in the hurdles, a hurdles specialist and he

:14:50.:14:54.

gave so much to the sport, as did our Colin and today, as Phil

:14:55.:14:57.

mentioned, is a very special day because believe it or not and you

:14:58.:15:01.

will check your Cyclopedia to verify this, can you believe Colin Jackson

:15:02.:15:07.

is 50 years old? And Colin has had an incredible life and career so we

:15:08.:15:11.

thought he might like to have a look at this.

:15:12.:15:16.

Colin Jackson! It is Jackson in the first hurdle.

:15:17.:15:24.

Jackson takes it! A new world record! Watching the false start

:15:25.:15:40.

take place. I guess Usain is doing something!

:15:41.:15:46.

Does that make up for not getting you a card at breakfast this

:15:47.:15:52.

morning? Yeah, absolutely! I do really enjoyed watching that. I had

:15:53.:16:00.

the nod over him in the end! It was a highlight of what was an

:16:01.:16:04.

incredible career and you have given people so much joy as well as a

:16:05.:16:08.

broadcaster. What people will be asking is what the heck do you use

:16:09.:16:12.

on your skin? You look about 28 if that! You know how to flatter me,

:16:13.:16:24.

you'd do well, Gabbs! Steve Cram, let's get back on with the action.

:16:25.:16:32.

COMMENTATOR: Amy Yang stir, 50, I remember, it wasn't that long ago!

:16:33.:16:39.

Actually it was! Happy birthday, Col. Isn't that a great site, the

:16:40.:16:46.

full stadium? We will be back here for the world indoor Championships

:16:47.:16:50.

next year. There will be some women in this race here expecting to be in

:16:51.:16:53.

that final because it is a very high quality. The record-holder there.

:16:54.:17:04.

Megan Simons made it to the final here. Very quick starter, the

:17:05.:17:12.

Jamaican. Former Olympic, world and indeed indoor champion, Sally

:17:13.:17:17.

Pearson, still trying to rediscover some of that form. 0.125 Her

:17:18.:17:26.

reaction time, something to work on. Christine Manning, number two in the

:17:27.:17:30.

world indoors, only Harrison, the world record-holder, has gone

:17:31.:17:37.

quicker. The earrings and the classic ponytail, as I now know it's

:17:38.:17:44.

cool. Sharika Nelvis, the American, just stumbled a bit but looked very

:17:45.:17:48.

good once she got going, she could give them something to think about

:17:49.:17:58.

here. Talay, one of Europe's best. As site her -- beside her, Jasmine

:17:59.:18:06.

Stowers. You thought that she might be the one to grab it by the scruff

:18:07.:18:13.

of the neck. In 2015 she was leading the world rankings but did not make

:18:14.:18:18.

the American team then either. Full of talent. Then there is Jackie

:18:19.:18:22.

Coward on the outside in lane eight. With the exception of Simmonds, who

:18:23.:18:28.

is new to all of this, they have all run under eight seconds this year.

:18:29.:18:35.

Manning the quickest at 7.80 two. -- at 7.82.

:18:36.:18:45.

7.74 back in 1990 is the biggest time ever run in Great Britain.

:18:46.:18:57.

We've just seen them go so quick in the men's hurdles. This is a quick

:18:58.:19:04.

enough track. So, Manning in four. Sally Pearson next to her in three'.

:19:05.:19:11.

Sharika Nelvis next to her in five. All three of them wearing blue.

:19:12.:19:16.

Manning gets out quickly. Manning is going to win this one! Manning wins

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it, 7.84. A great race from her again and yet another personal best.

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It may well get taken down a hundredth, we will see. It didn't

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seem as smooth to me, actually, but she got out well. She was put under

:19:36.:19:39.

a little bit of pressure towards the end, Sally Pearson getting better

:19:40.:19:43.

all the time and we will wait to see The Times come up. Colin, Manning

:19:44.:19:48.

has had a good start to her career in 2011-12 and then really lost her

:19:49.:19:52.

way in the next few years. But this is a good sign for her that there

:19:53.:19:56.

could be something this summer. It's truly nice to see this, Steve. It's

:19:57.:20:03.

something we come back to, you come to this arena and become a winner.

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This is the most important thing for all these athletes, to get into the

:20:08.:20:10.

groove of victories because that always sets you up with confidence

:20:11.:20:13.

going into the end of the season. That is going to be paramount. Look

:20:14.:20:20.

how dominant Manning was here. She was the clear victor. That says a

:20:21.:20:23.

lot to everyone else that they have to make sure they stay nice and

:20:24.:20:26.

focused. She is steady at the halfway mark. Put pressure on where

:20:27.:20:34.

she can perhaps crumble a little bit technically. That's what you want to

:20:35.:20:37.

do, get on her shoulder as quickly as you can and then apply pressure.

:20:38.:20:43.

I'm just noticing there the change of hairstyle. We've gone from the

:20:44.:20:46.

plaited ponytail which surely was getting in the way a bit, I'm told

:20:47.:20:51.

that is a plaited topknot. I will have no idea! But it has done the

:20:52.:21:00.

trick. Sharika Nelvis just holding off Talay in second place. Here is a

:21:01.:21:11.

chance to see the uber talented Jazmin Sawyers. Two fouls in the

:21:12.:21:15.

first two rounds. The third round of this long jump edition. Fast and

:21:16.:21:21.

compact as ever. That's better. She likes it. -- long jump competition.

:21:22.:21:28.

Making the headlines for her exploits on The Voice. A different

:21:29.:21:34.

kind of performing here but she is a smile on her face, she is a great

:21:35.:21:39.

competitor. A series of silver medals across the last few years.

:21:40.:21:45.

Commonwealth silver, European silver, and Sawyer is chasing a lead

:21:46.:21:51.

of 6.39, has gone into a lead with a season's best of 6.46. Kelly's other

:21:52.:21:59.

than looking on. So then, Lorraine Ugen talks about gold in Belgrade in

:22:00.:22:05.

the European indoor Championships. What can she do to respond to the

:22:06.:22:10.

jump of her team-mate? Well, that is better! Lorraine 6.46. A much taller

:22:11.:22:17.

and rangy figure, also struggled on the board in the first round, 6.45

:22:18.:22:22.

in the second but looks like she has got it right in the third round

:22:23.:22:28.

here. All athletes get six jumps -- six jumps and with some space to

:22:29.:22:32.

spare it is better from Ugen. She is growing in confidence. A nod of the

:22:33.:22:44.

head. It is 6.76 and she goes into the lead. A season's best. Rulli and

:22:45.:22:49.

stuff from Ugen and at the moment it is a Britain 1-2. Well, the bad news

:22:50.:22:57.

for Christina Manning is that it didn't get rounded down from 7.81,

:22:58.:23:08.

it went the other way. 7.83 It is a hundredth slower than she ran in

:23:09.:23:15.

Ireland last week. Well, a fascinating 1500 metres. Very high

:23:16.:23:16.

quality line-up. The man in great form is the

:23:17.:23:29.

Australian, Ryan Gregson. Garrett Heath, the American as well. And

:23:30.:23:38.

Nathan Brannen, the Canadian, experienced the final 1500 in Rio.

:23:39.:23:45.

Reuben Bett is the pacemaker in this one, looking to go through 457

:23:46.:23:51.

seconds. There is Nathan Brannen, 34 now and still going well, and then

:23:52.:23:58.

be easily identifiable figure of Ben Blankenship. There is Cecil and

:23:59.:24:12.

alongside Bethwel Birgen. Garrett Heath, who has beaten Mo Farah

:24:13.:24:20.

before in cross country. Lancashire, from Sheffield. Ryan Gregson, the

:24:21.:24:30.

Australian record-holder. Vincent Kibet, a winner here a couple of

:24:31.:24:36.

years ago. We talked about men going for the qualifying standard. James

:24:37.:24:39.

West also looking for the qualifying standard. The Swedish champion,

:24:40.:24:44.

calibre gland. Disqualified a feud heats of the 1500, a few

:24:45.:25:00.

elbows thrown there. The qualifying standard for British athletics is

:25:01.:25:06.

3.40 two. So far only Tom Lancashire has reached it, but we tend to see

:25:07.:25:10.

some personal bests here and if the pace is good and they are running

:25:11.:25:13.

well, and the pacemaker should do well and we should get a good time.

:25:14.:25:18.

We should be in for a good race. We really need Reuben Bett to get out

:25:19.:25:23.

and set the pace he has been asked for, 57 seconds. Already some

:25:24.:25:27.

pushing and shoving on the start line. The interesting one, Tom

:25:28.:25:43.

Lancashire has the qualifying time but the other athletes are certainly

:25:44.:25:51.

looking at that mark. The field is stretched out behind the pacemaker,

:25:52.:25:56.

not too crowded. The pacemaker is Reuben Bett and you have Bethwel

:25:57.:26:07.

Birgen and Ben Blankenship. Just behind Ben Blankenship there is

:26:08.:26:12.

Garrett Heath, so the two Americans are in there. Near the back is James

:26:13.:26:22.

West. Tom Lancashire in the middle of things. Just behind the two

:26:23.:26:29.

Americans. The pace just slowed down a little bit. You can see by the

:26:30.:26:42.

pace he is moving, the field is really well strung out. Lancashire

:26:43.:26:50.

really running well so far. Lancashire there in the green vest

:26:51.:26:55.

just a couple of paces ahead. A couple of Americans and Tom

:26:56.:27:01.

Lancashire. Look out as well for Ryan Gregson in the heart of things

:27:02.:27:05.

there, just behind Tom Lancashire. He is in great form at the moment.

:27:06.:27:11.

Bethwel Birgen is stretching them out. Ryan Gregson looking to make a

:27:12.:27:18.

bit of a gap. Just losing contact with the main group at the moment.

:27:19.:27:24.

The chasing time is going to be a tall order. I think it will. James

:27:25.:27:30.

West has not quite latched on but he is running well so far. Vincent

:27:31.:27:38.

Kibet one here a couple of years ago. Now here comes Lancashire,

:27:39.:27:43.

Lancashire in a good position at the moment is in fourth place. Bethwel

:27:44.:27:53.

Birgen in second place. Ben Blankenship... Look at the

:27:54.:28:03.

acceleration of Bethwel Birgen. Five or six metres ahead of Ben

:28:04.:28:07.

Blankenship, and Tom Lancashire is trying to keep pace as well.

:28:08.:28:11.

BELL Flying as well is Ryan Gregson.

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Bethwel Birgen looks around to see the Australian. Then Lancashire and

:28:22.:28:31.

Bethwel Birgen racing for the victory. Lancashire takes the

:28:32.:28:40.

victory, ahead of -- Ben Blankenship takes the victory. The British

:28:41.:28:46.

athletes led by then Lancashire just faded a little bit. Ryan Gregson was

:28:47.:28:54.

with them as well. It was a change of gear and then another change of

:28:55.:28:59.

gear after -- after that to bring a response. I like watching Ben

:29:00.:29:03.

Blankenship race because he makes it interesting, he mixes it up and he

:29:04.:29:07.

likes to try out different things. He definitely did not want to lose

:29:08.:29:16.

out to Ryan Gregson. He just wanted it a little bit more down that home

:29:17.:29:26.

straight. Ryan Gregson, his time is a national record. Ryan Gregson with

:29:27.:29:31.

the Australian Jamba chips coming out in March. Ben Blankenship in

:29:32.:29:40.

3:36.4 two. A very oppressive win for the American.

:29:41.:29:45.

The men's high jump, it is Robbie Grabarz. His coach last night

:29:46.:29:54.

described him as a ninja. A bit more animated than that, paraphrasing

:29:55.:30:04.

slightly. Add 2.20 eight. -- set at 2.28. A clean sheet so far. Clear at

:30:05.:30:13.

24. Can he clear 2.28? Yes he can! A big cheer from the home crowd.

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Robbie Grabarz, tough as leather. Look at this, he is hard as nails

:30:22.:30:27.

when it comes to competition. Fourth in Rio. Bronze four years ago, five

:30:28.:30:34.

years ago now, in London 2012. Robbie Grabarz, a clean sheet, in

:30:35.:30:36.

the lead. Season's best indeed. The man who finished one place ahead

:30:37.:30:48.

of him in London 2012, Erik Kynard. He has fouled once at this height,

:30:49.:30:54.

hence Grabarz sneaking ahead. In terms of overall position, Kynard

:30:55.:31:00.

goes clear to match that clearance of Grabarz on the second attempt and

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the American will have to settle for second place as it stands. A long

:31:07.:31:12.

way from that bar, it really travelled, Andy good clearance from

:31:13.:31:17.

Kynard. So it looks like a battle between those two a bit of a tussle,

:31:18.:31:27.

is using's best for Kynard. -- a season's best.

:31:28.:31:33.

Coming up soon, an assault on the British 1,000-metre record, it is a

:31:34.:31:38.

woman who every time she steps on the track seems to do something very

:31:39.:31:44.

special, Scotland's Laura Muir, and this is why we are so excited about

:31:45.:31:45.

her. It could be a golden year for Laura

:31:46.:31:55.

Muir. In 2016, she wondered 1500m British record twice. My word, she

:31:56.:32:02.

has smashed the British record. Did you see it? Olympic

:32:03.:32:06.

disappointment in Rio, a seventh place finish there, but it fuelled

:32:07.:32:10.

her fire to win. Twice on the track in 2017 and twice a record breaker.

:32:11.:32:15.

First, the 5000m British indoor record. Then you're a's vastus

:32:16.:32:20.

female ever over 3,000 metres indoors. Today, she could break Dame

:32:21.:32:29.

Kelly Holmes's British record and perhaps challenge the world record.

:32:30.:32:34.

Right now, it is tough to bet against her.

:32:35.:32:41.

Those other women lining up, Laura at the back for the women's 1,000

:32:42.:32:48.

metres on the track and she has taken the British record 5000m,

:32:49.:32:51.

European 3000m on the indoor circuit and last year, she broke the record

:32:52.:32:56.

of Dame Kelly Holmes, outdoor 1500m and was heading to is rushed Rio in

:32:57.:33:03.

great form but do not get the medals. You get the feeling, Paula

:33:04.:33:08.

Radcliffe, Laura Muir is taking it one step further with her training,

:33:09.:33:14.

looking even fitter than she was at the end of 2016. Definitely, she is

:33:15.:33:18.

building race after race on the momentum she built up last year. She

:33:19.:33:22.

did not let the disappointment in Rio knock her back and she came back

:33:23.:33:27.

stronger and during the winter, her training has gone so well and she is

:33:28.:33:31.

confident and really strong and just really brave the way she attacks the

:33:32.:33:35.

race. She will have the attack today to get close to that British record

:33:36.:33:40.

and the world-record, but she is absolutely capable of it if she runs

:33:41.:33:45.

at the right way today. This is her in the 3000m European record. What

:33:46.:33:52.

do you see here? Well, the strength she used in this race, she used to

:33:53.:33:57.

this point. She wound it up from about 500m out, and with her last

:33:58.:34:03.

attempt, Hellen Obiri, she thought she could fly past Laura Muir and

:34:04.:34:09.

Hellen Obiri throwing in the towel, jogging and over the last 70 metres,

:34:10.:34:13.

still running a national record for her. Laura Muir powered away and one

:34:14.:34:19.

she knew she had broken Obiri, she got more confidence from that and

:34:20.:34:23.

she crossed the line to know she had a British and a European record. To

:34:24.:34:27.

know that strength is there, she has seen her speed in training and she

:34:28.:34:32.

is building towards Belgrade and the European Indoors and she wants to

:34:33.:34:33.

run a record here today. This is the start list, this is a

:34:34.:34:42.

record attempt, this race has been set up for more, but watch for Kate

:34:43.:34:47.

Grace, the American in good form. Sarah McDonald, Birchfield Harrier.

:34:48.:34:55.

Now qualified for the 1,500 at the European Championships,

:34:56.:34:58.

congratulations to her. From the Netherlands, Sanne Verstegen, is

:34:59.:35:03.

after the Dutch 1,000 metres record which is held by somebody in the

:35:04.:35:06.

stadium here. Jenny Meadows the quickest ever over 800m by a British

:35:07.:35:13.

athlete indoors and she has been working well with Laura, she paced

:35:14.:35:17.

that race for her and she has the job of pacing it, 600 metres. Andy

:35:18.:35:28.

Young, Laura's coach, he has given Jenny very specific instructions and

:35:29.:35:31.

hopefully she will be able to follow those. Kate Grace, Olympic finalist

:35:32.:35:38.

at the 800m, she will be strong. Sarah McDonald, Verstegen. The

:35:39.:35:49.

Australian Zoe Buckman. And Revee Walcott-Nolan who attempted to make

:35:50.:35:53.

the 1500m team, a good 800m run, she finished third at the British

:35:54.:35:57.

trials. This is what we are looking for, the British record held by

:35:58.:36:04.

Kelly Holmes, to 32 point 53 and we will mention the record which is

:36:05.:36:14.

2:30.3 four. What a performance it would be, Laura Muir with Kate

:36:15.:36:20.

Grace, slotting in behind. Jenny has to judge this rate, not too fast and

:36:21.:36:26.

not too slow, perfect pacemaking, about 29 seconds. More would like to

:36:27.:36:30.

be running about 30 seconds per lap and finished a strong as she can.

:36:31.:36:36.

Laura Muir has the speed from her strength so she needs to have that

:36:37.:36:42.

pace and Jenny has to perfectly experience her pacemaker and she has

:36:43.:36:47.

sorted and happily behind her, sitting a little back, maybe she

:36:48.:36:50.

thinks the pace is too quick and the only danger is Kate Grace following

:36:51.:36:57.

every move that lady is making. Jenny speeded up a bit too much for

:36:58.:37:05.

Laura, Laura very good at 800m. She is aiming at two minutes, about

:37:06.:37:15.

that, so spot on at the moment, with Kate Grace hanging on, trying to

:37:16.:37:21.

hang onto Laura. A great difference -- a great distance for 1500m

:37:22.:37:26.

runners. She will attack this now and Jenny will not last much longer,

:37:27.:37:31.

she moves up to the side. Laura is where she likes to be at the font,

:37:32.:37:35.

racing against the top, and she does this so well, more daylight opening

:37:36.:37:42.

up the Kate Grace who I don't think can get back on terms with Laura

:37:43.:37:46.

Muir, so it is her against the clock and getting every ounce of energy

:37:47.:37:53.

out of her legs. The British record, she was up on that record pace at

:37:54.:37:58.

600 metres, Kellie went through in the 800m, she is going to be inside

:37:59.:38:05.

that. Can she match that? She is close to world-record pace, has she

:38:06.:38:11.

got anything left in those legs, the British record in sight, and Laura

:38:12.:38:14.

Muir digging deep down the back straight. The crowds doing their

:38:15.:38:21.

best to lift her, this is hard she looks tired now, but still driving

:38:22.:38:26.

hard, Laura Muir coming round the top bands, chasing this British

:38:27.:38:35.

record, she will not be far from the world-record, she has done it! She

:38:36.:38:40.

has taken almost a second off the British record held by Kelly Holmes,

:38:41.:38:49.

back in 2004. That great Olympic year and who knows what Laura Muir

:38:50.:38:53.

has now ahead of her over the next three or four years, World

:38:54.:38:58.

Championships in London. And one think you know with Laura, she will

:38:59.:39:03.

run and run and run into the ground. She will run herself until there is

:39:04.:39:07.

nothing left to give. Well done, Jenny Meadows, for setting the pace.

:39:08.:39:13.

So a new British record. For a moment, Paula, I thought the

:39:14.:39:18.

world-record was on, just a little tired, understandably, on the last

:39:19.:39:22.

lap, and this is proper world class. Not only world-class, but in

:39:23.:39:28.

all-time, 1,000 metre running. The second-fastest ever at that

:39:29.:39:32.

distance. It is phenomenal, and she is also in the middle of winter

:39:33.:39:38.

training and building towards a 1500m 3000m double in the indoors.

:39:39.:39:43.

This is really the speed and the spectrum and she really worked for

:39:44.:39:48.

that. I whether she had her eye on an eight-metre personal best. She

:39:49.:39:54.

was very close to that and certainly the slowest 200 of that race was the

:39:55.:39:59.

last lap and she was really, really tired and you could see by the way

:40:00.:40:03.

she fell over as she crossed the line and collapse, really exhausted,

:40:04.:40:07.

but that is lately dashes that is what Laura Muir does bass, chasing

:40:08.:40:11.

and not letting up until she is over the line. On that point, she just

:40:12.:40:17.

missed the Scottish indoor record for 800m held by Lynsey Sharp, she

:40:18.:40:27.

ran 2:05. And look how tired she is. You made a good point, this is the

:40:28.:40:33.

winter. I saw her in South Africa training, she is in phenomenal

:40:34.:40:36.

shape. She has got to hold this together to the summer come she is

:40:37.:40:40.

going to the European Championships, two vents. What a year in prospect!

:40:41.:40:49.

She is a great endurance athlete and she has recovered, of course, and

:40:50.:40:50.

she is with Phil. Tired, but delighted with another

:40:51.:40:58.

record and Steve said that was a world-class time not just this year,

:40:59.:41:02.

but any year, you are in true world-class form, tell me about the

:41:03.:41:07.

race. Yes, delighted, and wanted to win, that was really important, on

:41:08.:41:12.

home soil, to break Kellie's record, I am so chuffed and not far away

:41:13.:41:16.

from the world-record so really pleased. How much did this crowd

:41:17.:41:20.

inspire you over the last lap? They were huge, I can't hear myself

:41:21.:41:24.

breathing, they so loud, it's great have support and in the World

:41:25.:41:28.

Championships, it will be a great race. How exciting is it to be in

:41:29.:41:34.

this the form of your life? It's great, it is every athlete's dream

:41:35.:41:38.

to be athlete -- to be injury free and running this well, so I hope I

:41:39.:41:42.

can keep the shape going for the summer. Did use that that record in

:41:43.:41:47.

the look is bikes you have been wearing for all your records? I run

:41:48.:41:50.

every national record in these bikes so I want to keep them! Will have to

:41:51.:41:57.

protect them, insure them. Yes, with a bit now! The next thing is a medal

:41:58.:42:02.

and you have a great medal in Belgrade. Yes, that is my first

:42:03.:42:06.

international medal so hopefully in the two vents and if I get a gold

:42:07.:42:11.

medal, I would see -- I will be delighted with my first. We wish you

:42:12.:42:15.

luck and congratulations again. Thank you, Cheers.

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A new national record, a new British record, for Laura Muir, becoming a

:42:24.:42:31.

familiar sentence. 2:31:93, only a second off the world-record, and

:42:32.:42:35.

look at those personal best times and national records. Kate Grace.

:42:36.:42:41.

With the Dutch record, Sanne Verstegen. But a fair way behind

:42:42.:42:46.

Laura Muir and I can't wait to see home running in the European Indoor

:42:47.:42:50.

Championships. The final round of the women's Long

:42:51.:43:00.

Jump, Jazmin Sawyers in second place with her season's best in round

:43:01.:43:07.

three, chasing her team-mate Lorraine Ugen, she is 20 centimetres

:43:08.:43:12.

shy of the lead. And that is better. That looks considerably further than

:43:13.:43:18.

the 6.56, giving nothing away with her reaction. Looking across to the

:43:19.:43:23.

distance markers on the far side, look at this. A good extension. Good

:43:24.:43:30.

like shoot, and she cuts the sand clean, it is good on the board, it

:43:31.:43:35.

is going to get a white flag. It will be measured. Just waiting for

:43:36.:43:42.

the distance. 6.71, a big smile from Jazmin Sawyers, a personal best, not

:43:43.:43:46.

quite enough for the lead. But a really good competitive effort. Next

:43:47.:43:57.

on track, the start of the member's 60 metres final, four British

:43:58.:44:02.

athletes going, two not considered for the European Indoors in CJ

:44:03.:44:09.

Goodger. Unofficial six at -- selection race between the two

:44:10.:44:17.

others. Including Richard Kilty, for the third-place behind Robertson who

:44:18.:44:24.

won the UK title last week. This is the line-up. Richard Kilty goes in

:44:25.:44:31.

three, Ronnie Baker is the man to beat, running some exceptionally

:44:32.:44:39.

quick times this season. Collins, Everton Clarke and CJ Ujah on the

:44:40.:44:48.

inside. So in lane one, European champion three years ago James

:44:49.:44:54.

Dasaolu in the 100m, but not going to be in Belgrade. Targeting other

:44:55.:44:59.

Championships, looking to peak for the World Championships in August.

:45:00.:45:04.

That is De Escofet Birchfield Harriers, he is just 20 and he has

:45:05.:45:08.

leapt onto the scene internationally this season. Richard Kilty, we

:45:09.:45:15.

mentioned, and he will need no reminding of his disqualification

:45:16.:45:20.

for a false start in the UK Championships in Sheffield last

:45:21.:45:23.

week. The quickest British athlete so far today, but some distance

:45:24.:45:33.

behind Ronnie Baker, like a distant relative of Tyson Gay. 6.46 he has

:45:34.:45:37.

run this season, so impressive in the heats. Kim Collins, he listens

:45:38.:45:44.

to the stadium announcers and commentators saying how old he is.

:45:45.:45:50.

Still incredibly quick. 6.52 this season and won 82 macro this season.

:45:51.:45:57.

Everton Clarke, of Jamaica. In lane six. And another Jamaican, Julian

:45:58.:46:10.

Forte, goes outside him, a new personal best this season indoors,

:46:11.:46:14.

but not a man who runs a lot indoors, and that is CJ Ujah.

:46:15.:46:23.

Two thousandths of a second. There is Ronnie Baker. I was about to say

:46:24.:46:37.

Ronnie Barker, that would be odd! Ronnie Baker in a four, Kim Collins

:46:38.:46:44.

outside him in lane five. Everton Clarke in six. Julian Forte goes in

:46:45.:46:48.

seven and CJ Ujah in eight. Perhaps a subplot, the battle between

:46:49.:46:50.

Richard Kilty and... The battle for third place in the

:46:51.:47:09.

European Championships is intriguing. The final of the men's

:47:10.:47:17.

60 metres. Cleanly away and Richard Kilty... It is very tight and just

:47:18.:47:26.

gets there! Ronnie Baker had to work so hard there. It was a wonder. I

:47:27.:47:32.

Richard Kilty. Baker was left for a moment. He got that wrong over the

:47:33.:47:38.

first half of the race but got it all right in the second half of the

:47:39.:47:41.

race to save things. That was hard work he says. But it ends in victory

:47:42.:47:47.

and Ronnie Baker did it all in the second 30 metres and impressive in

:47:48.:47:55.

the end. What a race it was. Very explosive really from the off,

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wasn't it? Let's have a look at this race again now. Richard Kilty gets

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out of the blocks really well, as expected. We always say he is a

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specialist over 60 metres because he is very compact and really good at

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that first phase, puts everybody under pressure straightaway. Baker

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himself struggled to get onto the shoulder of Richard Kilty early on

:48:17.:48:20.

but then he is running out of time and he just tightens up on him. It

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is so important to get out early in front. The reaction time was

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probably the slowest he's had and that is why he was chasing from the

:48:31.:48:37.

very beginning. In that race, that other race for selection for Great

:48:38.:48:40.

Britain, Richard Kilty, what a start. You can see Ian Sloan motion

:48:41.:48:45.

just how far clear he was of Ronnie Baker. That's exactly what you want

:48:46.:48:49.

to do, put people under pressure as fast as you possibly can. Those

:48:50.:48:53.

metres you're covering, you're putting somebody under pressure as

:48:54.:48:58.

they are running out of time. It's not like a 100 metre race. But Baker

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himself will be happy and relieved to get that victory, even though it

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wasn't his best run. I think that run by Richard Kilty will guarantee

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can I don't want to read the minds of the selectors, but guarantee his

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place in Belgrade. Richard Kilty third-place behind Baker and Kim

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Collins. Richard Kilty is talking now to Phil. A sense of relief, job

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done today? You needed to make a point and you've done it. Yes, the

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last couple of weeks has not gone too well for me. I started off

:49:32.:49:39.

really well with a 6.57 and then my blocks slipped underneath me and

:49:40.:49:41.

France and I nearly fell on my face. Last week there were a couple of

:49:42.:49:45.

issues going online the scenes and my mind just fast forwarded a bit.

:49:46.:49:48.

This week I was under pressure to run a fast time to go to the

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Europeans and defend my title. Another thing this week, as you can

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tell by my voice, I got the flu, my little baby Richard Junior picks up

:49:59.:50:01.

all sort of things and he has busted onto me and I plastered onto him and

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vice versa. My fiance and my little baby will be watching on TV, so I

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hope they are proud. It puts me in a good position to defend my title.

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Hopefully I will get a couple of faster times! We're sorry you've not

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been well but we will see you in Belgrade, we hope. Thank you.

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STUDIO Well done Richard Kilty. Hopefully

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he will be on that plane to Belgrade. Next up on the track, we

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shall see Mo Farah. The last time we saw him, he was struggling at the

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Edinburgh cross-country, he said he was behind in his training. He's of

:50:39.:50:41.

course been off to Ethiopian for his altitude training and he will be

:50:42.:50:45.

hoping for a strong run today as he hopes to add more major titles this

:50:46.:50:46.

year to incredible CV. Reluctantly crouched at the starting

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line # The green light flashes

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# The flags go up # Turning and learning

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# They go up # Cars he's going the distance.

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COMMENTATOR: Mo Farah wins the gold! Bow to his superiority! Mo Farah is

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the world champion again! He's a double Olympic champion! Have you

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ever seen anything like that? He's going to get gold for Great Britain

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again, the double double! Well, there he is, Mo Farah. What do

:51:26.:51:38.

you give a man who has won it all? A running track. Mo Farah took some

:51:39.:51:43.

time out of his training this week to head to the track at Saint Mary

:51:44.:51:46.

's University which was being renamed in his honour. He trained

:51:47.:51:51.

there from 2001-2011 before he moved to the USA and he was clearly happy

:51:52.:51:56.

to be back on familiar territory. He looked slightly amazed that the

:51:57.:52:00.

whole thing, didn't he? I think it is quite overwhelming! Going back to

:52:01.:52:03.

where it all started for him, I think it's a lovely touch. He has

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moved and will go on to inspire many people who go on to use that

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facility. He is a name that is just synonymous with success. I don't

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think there will be a man woman or child in the country who doesn't

:52:18.:52:19.

know Mo Farah and what he achieved over the past five or six years, his

:52:20.:52:24.

five world golds he has got to add to his double double Olympic golds.

:52:25.:52:29.

This is a year of saying goodbye on various fronts, the last indoor

:52:30.:52:32.

meeting he will ever race. His last indoor meet. Didn't you just get the

:52:33.:52:36.

oppression that he was in a good place mentally? He seemed very

:52:37.:52:42.

happy, very content with himself. The Birmingham crowd have been so

:52:43.:52:45.

supportive of him over so many years, it's nice that he's here

:52:46.:52:50.

today. As he takes his time to come out there for his last ever indoor

:52:51.:52:54.

race, let's not forget the hall that he has had over the past few years

:52:55.:53:00.

outdoors, he hasn't always been prolific in doors, focusing on the

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road as well. Listen to the reaction of the crowd. They appreciate him

:53:04.:53:07.

being here today. I wonder what we will see here, from him, Steve Cram.

:53:08.:53:11.

In Edinburgh he was wrote much off the pace and said he was behind in

:53:12.:53:15.

his training. Apart from the win, what will he be looking for today to

:53:16.:53:19.

know that he is back on track? That's a good question and I don't

:53:20.:53:22.

relieve the answer. I had a chat to him yesterday and he was at the

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track adults an Aries on Thursday. He said he had to go to Ethiopian

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and get his head down and that's exactly what he's done, but what he

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hasn't been able to do is test himself since then. The field here

:53:36.:53:38.

isn't a great field but they have been asked for a decent pace. But

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it's not going to get that fast, so it's a question of whether Mo really

:53:44.:53:51.

wants to push themselves. It would be good to get back to winning ways.

:53:52.:53:55.

But I think he will want a better indicator of where he was at than he

:53:56.:53:59.

got in Edinburgh. Edinburgh gave a medical bit of a kick of a back --

:54:00.:54:03.

kick up the backside, as he said. This gives them a chance to say OK,

:54:04.:54:07.

I've moved on from that, I'm in a bit better shape now. I don't think

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you need to put a time on it, I will come to the times in a minute, but a

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good solid run, feel-good, dominate the race, give the crowd something

:54:17.:54:20.

to cheer and get a decent time and then we all go away happy, including

:54:21.:54:27.

Mo. Either way, he did say it's "Probably" his last indoor race! He

:54:28.:54:33.

keeps putting that little word in now. Anyway, so if it is the last

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time we are to see him, let's hope it's a winning performance and a

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good one. There is the field against him.

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Adam Clarke is going to be doing the pacemaking. He is a regular training

:54:47.:54:55.

partner for Mo Farah now. So he knows what he's doing but he went to

:54:56.:54:59.

get that far, he's not going to be doing 3000 metres or 4000 metres. So

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he's given the chance to go out. Andrew Butchart was originally in

:55:10.:55:14.

the field to race. He has been in good form this year. Apart from

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anything else, Mo needs to show that he is still Briton's number one

:55:21.:55:23.

distance Runner, which of course he is. Crippa, cross-country fans will

:55:24.:55:34.

know him. Nick Goolab getting a chance to run here. Soufiane

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Elbakkali a new name for the steeplechasers. -- for the Moroccans

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in steeplechase. If Mo goes Reeva, some of these guys could get lapped!

:55:53.:56:01.

So, the official British record is 13.21.27. I expect Mo to be much

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quicker than that. Different time, different place. Mo has run quicker

:56:07.:56:15.

in doors. For record purposes, Nick Rose's time is the official British

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record and the official European record, which might be another

:56:19.:56:26.

target, is 13.11.13, going back to 2010. Mo is orchestrating the crowd,

:56:27.:56:36.

wants a little bit of atmosphere. I think that is what will get them

:56:37.:56:41.

moving here, Paula. Mo fancies it and I said at the beginning in

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answer to Gabby's question, I'm sure he wants to test himself a little

:56:46.:56:48.

bit and pushed himself at some point in the race. I was talking to him at

:56:49.:56:55.

breakfast this morning and he didn't actually know at that point that his

:56:56.:57:00.

13.10 had never been ratified as a record. That was news to him. Now I

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think he definitely wants to walk away from this track today as the

:57:07.:57:11.

official British record-holder. He has definitely started as if he

:57:12.:57:15.

means business, he is not hanging around at the back as we often see

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when he is not really committed to running a quick time. He relies on

:57:20.:57:27.

the pacemaker to just get the pace moving and then hopefully just

:57:28.:57:30.

maintain that momentum and feel good out there over the first couple of

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laps. Well, anyone who can go back to 1982 when Nick Rose set that

:57:36.:57:41.

record will remember a certain run of 13 minutes outdoors, which

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averages at 62.4 or something like that, which is about what Clarkey

:57:48.:57:53.

went through the first 100 in here. We talk about tempo and things and

:57:54.:58:00.

this is almost time trialling. He's going to be in front stretching it

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out. It's really how hard he wants to go, as a Clarkey just start to

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go. The pace is good. It's just big question of how many laps Adam

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Clarke can keep this sort of pace up. Fast in the early stages and

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that is why they are all spread out. Mo Farah sitting there in second

:58:32.:58:32.

place. Below 13 minute pace, as they go

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through the first 1000 metres. Eric Kynnard in the high jump. Only

:58:40.:58:59.

him and Robbie Grabarz left in. Second attempt... Gets it! So,

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Kynnard gets his nose in front, because Robbie Grabarz is also

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carrying a failure at that site. -- at that height. We saw them going

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toe to do in high jump terms because it is over to Robbie Grabarz to see

:59:20.:59:23.

if he can match what the American has just achieved, two metres 31.

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So then. That was the lead for Kynnard. Robbie Grabarz is capable

:59:28.:59:39.

of clearing this height... Little skip into that, just a minor error.

:59:40.:59:43.

That was in fact his third attempt. So game over, he is out, but a good

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performance for Robbie Grabarz. 2.28, a season's best. We wish him

:59:51.:00:01.

all the best going into the European Indoor Championships. 2.28 today, a

:00:02.:00:08.

season's best, very creditable indeed. They are still well strung

:00:09.:00:15.

out and the pace has come off a bit. It was interesting earlier, Colin

:00:16.:00:18.

and I were just chatting about it, how Adam Clarke was going to stop

:00:19.:00:26.

and Mo said keep going, keep going. By the way, there's going to be some

:00:27.:00:30.

pain out there because there are people in that lead pack who are

:00:31.:00:35.

running at a pace which, if you can keep it going, brilliant, but you

:00:36.:00:37.

suspect there's going to be some real pain for one or two in the last

:00:38.:00:45.

1000 metres or so. Anyway, Adam Clarke has done as many laps as he

:00:46.:00:49.

can. The Olympic finalist is the only one at the minute close to Mo

:00:50.:00:52.

Farah and the others are just starting to stretch out or the

:00:53.:00:56.

strung out a bit. Andrew Heyes is doing a great job there in the

:00:57.:00:59.

yellow vest. In third place. You have to bear in mind there is

:01:00.:01:14.

only six men who have ever run under 13 minutes, dropping off at that

:01:15.:01:20.

pace now and if Mo is looking for under 13.10, even that is a good

:01:21.:01:27.

pace, and that is a slower race. Just slowing down a bit, Paula. The

:01:28.:01:32.

pack is behind Mo Farah, definitely the likes of Andrew Heyes will be

:01:33.:01:38.

glad of that pace because now in territory that gives them more of a

:01:39.:01:42.

chance of shooting for personal best and certainly a lot of these guys

:01:43.:01:46.

have not even run 5000m indoors before. Running really well. And

:01:47.:01:55.

behind Ryan Gregson -- Andy Hayes, is Rop. So running well indoors.

:01:56.:02:03.

Nobody a real danger to Mo in this race, but they can stay behind him,

:02:04.:02:11.

Mo just happy to control this race and basically check the screen every

:02:12.:02:17.

time and weight and keep the momentum moving to see who is able

:02:18.:02:21.

to stay with it and who is looking dangerous behind him. Yes, it has

:02:22.:02:27.

dropped to a steadier pace and that is why the pack is still with him as

:02:28.:02:31.

I would expect the pack to drop off had he kept the pace. Not running

:02:32.:02:35.

slow, he is keeping it going steady rather than really fast. I think if

:02:36.:02:44.

he gets the 3000m, that is when he will push on. He will want to get

:02:45.:02:49.

3,000 out of the way, around eight minutes to come back on the last

:02:50.:02:54.

two. He has that ability that nobody else has on the last reef -- 300, in

:02:55.:03:02.

the back of his pocket if he is not feeling great. He has, and he knows

:03:03.:03:06.

he has this victory whatever he does today and whatever anybody else

:03:07.:03:13.

does. It is a shame his opponent is not here because his form this year,

:03:14.:03:18.

it would have been nice to see him and it would change the way Mo is

:03:19.:03:26.

racing. And he would go on I hope the race well in the summer. Andrew

:03:27.:03:30.

Heyes not letting him have it all his own way, moving up, letting him

:03:31.:03:38.

know he is here with Nick Goolab, to get the race moving. Two British

:03:39.:03:47.

runners going past Mo Farah, Mo just going to win this today. Nick Goolab

:03:48.:03:54.

chasing a 3000m time. Coming up the 3000m and Nick Goolab trying to run

:03:55.:03:58.

his best 3000m time and just crossing the line, and I will have

:03:59.:04:05.

to check because I think that is just outside the qualifying mark

:04:06.:04:12.

required. People wandering why Andrew Heyes has stepped off and Mo

:04:13.:04:16.

must be wondering, what on Earth is going on? Mo managing to keep it

:04:17.:04:25.

under eight minutes, 7.56, a good time here. This is the part of the

:04:26.:04:28.

race he can't slip and leave too much to do in the last 1,000 metres.

:04:29.:04:36.

Now he can rest a little bit behind Albert Rop. Just to clear up what I

:04:37.:04:41.

think was happening, those two gave the chance to qualify in the

:04:42.:04:47.

European Indoors in belt grade and they were just outside it in the

:04:48.:04:53.

end, but fairly close -- in Belgrade. Moving past Mo and I hope

:04:54.:04:57.

the guys were warned in the race it was a race within a race going on. I

:04:58.:05:04.

think they missed it by a couple of tenths, 7.53 flat. If you want to

:05:05.:05:10.

chat about everything including the new British record by Laura Muir

:05:11.:05:14.

after the live action on the red button, on the BBC sport website as

:05:15.:05:20.

well, don't forget, hang in there and once we finish with the action,

:05:21.:05:25.

we will give you some analysis and chat about everything. Including,

:05:26.:05:29.

what is Mo Farah going to do here? The crowd sensing a bit of pressure

:05:30.:05:38.

being applied by Albert Rop. Morhad Amdouni having a very good race, and

:05:39.:05:43.

that is something we have seen from Mo many times, picking this up. I

:05:44.:05:48.

thought today he would have wanted to make a bit of a statement. But so

:05:49.:05:54.

far, up to this point, it looks like he will just settle for the win. The

:05:55.:06:00.

only question now, at what point does he let rip? Right at the end or

:06:01.:06:05.

does he make a wrong run? Maybe he is leaving it for the last 200m

:06:06.:06:10.

until the bell to take a fast approach. His confidence did take a

:06:11.:06:16.

knock and the new into Edinburgh he was not in top shape, I don't think

:06:17.:06:21.

he expected to get beaten quite so convincingly and he certainly went

:06:22.:06:25.

away to Ethiopia and he trained really hard and the thought of

:06:26.:06:30.

testing himself out here, he is testing himself but not a time trial

:06:31.:06:33.

over the long distance. Definitely racing today and check trying

:06:34.:06:38.

different things and is taking the chance to enjoy the race and the

:06:39.:06:42.

atmosphere and the energy from the crowd. 4,000 metres in template 36.

:06:43.:06:52.

A big last 1,000 metres here from Mo Farah, he is well within sight of

:06:53.:06:56.

the British record that stands, the official British record of Nick

:06:57.:07:04.

Rose, 13.20 one. The thought of that have gone at this point, Mo just

:07:05.:07:08.

thinking, put pressure on, I don't mind the pressure from Albert Rop, I

:07:09.:07:14.

will come up with the answers and I will wait and do what I normally do.

:07:15.:07:18.

The crowd just getting a little bit nervous but they should not worry. I

:07:19.:07:23.

think Mo likes to get the crowd wound up and on the edge of their

:07:24.:07:27.

seats a little bit and to mix things up. Not having it all his own way,

:07:28.:07:32.

Albert Rop doing a great job stringing this out and keeping the

:07:33.:07:38.

pace moving and putting pressure on Soufiane El Bakkali. Mo comfortable

:07:39.:07:49.

and composed, biding his time. Morhad Amdouni working hard in third

:07:50.:07:56.

place, I don't think he has the kick to challenge Mo Farah. Rop knows he

:07:57.:08:00.

does not and that is why he is stretching it out, his last race was

:08:01.:08:03.

a cross-country race and he is taking on Mo Farah now in a sprint

:08:04.:08:10.

finish, we know how that will work out. And behind them, the Moroccan

:08:11.:08:21.

Soufiane El Bakkali. Mo has gone to the front, not kicking yet, just

:08:22.:08:24.

wants to control this, it does not want anybody sticking up -- sneaking

:08:25.:08:32.

up on him, he wants a clear sight. 300m to go. The crowd is rising to

:08:33.:08:40.

Mo Farah. The noise is getting louder and louder. Rop coming back,

:08:41.:08:48.

200 to go, Mo Farah holds him up, checking the danger. Another back

:08:49.:08:56.

marker to be negotiated. Rop still here and Mo Farah has not got this

:08:57.:09:02.

yet. The familiar high knees and the familiar arms, trying to drive

:09:03.:09:07.

himself forward. Another look behind and Rop is still there and Mo Farah

:09:08.:09:12.

has to give the something at the end, he is being pushed to the line,

:09:13.:09:17.

but Mo Farah gets it and that is a finish that is so familiar. It has

:09:18.:09:22.

taken him to a new European record, as well as a British record, a new

:09:23.:09:28.

personal best, at for Mo Farah, driven on by good competition by

:09:29.:09:34.

Rop. He obviously decided a couple of laps out, this is about winning

:09:35.:09:40.

today, and he still had to dig deep. Mo Farah picking it up at the end, a

:09:41.:09:48.

good blast 400m but Rop gave him something to worry about. The result

:09:49.:09:54.

we thought and we wanted. But not a massive but, he was pushed. And yet

:09:55.:10:00.

again, Mo probably says that is a good thing. I think he will think it

:10:01.:10:05.

was a good thing when he goes away training in Ethiopia. I just think

:10:06.:10:09.

he was carrying a bit in his legs into this race and he did not feel

:10:10.:10:14.

that good and certainly the race was taken to him. The deciding factor

:10:15.:10:22.

could be the invincibility of Mo and I don't think Rop elite he could

:10:23.:10:27.

beat him over the last lap and close him down. Mo normally moves away so

:10:28.:10:34.

convincingly and is not doing that today, maybe he had something left

:10:35.:10:39.

in the tank in case Rop came alongside and challenged him. I do

:10:40.:10:44.

think he has that 13.10 in his eyes down the home straight, but working

:10:45.:10:49.

hard. I don't think you would expect Rop to challenge him so closely. Is

:10:50.:10:56.

that a new thing? What was that? Maybe he is a bit tired! I don't

:10:57.:11:00.

know what it was! I am glad I did not have to think about things like

:11:01.:11:04.

that, running hard down the straight and looking for the finish line and

:11:05.:11:10.

you have to think about your victory salute, well done, Mo, a new

:11:11.:11:14.

European record taking the British record and a new personal best and a

:11:15.:11:18.

number of personal bests and national records behind him, a very

:11:19.:11:23.

fast finish to a race that started quickly and it dropped away a bit

:11:24.:11:29.

and it came back again on the 13.10. Well done, Mo. Back to winning ways.

:11:30.:11:45.

Confirmation of the time. And that is just over a second quicker than

:11:46.:11:55.

he has run before. The time before we mentioned was not ratified,

:11:56.:11:59.

sometimes there are reasons records do and do not get ratified but this

:12:00.:12:03.

time, Mo Farah can call himself the indoor record-holder for the 5000m.

:12:04.:12:11.

That is a good throw! Did anybody catch it? In the upper tier!

:12:12.:12:16.

Somebody is going to savour that. Well done, mate. He was the only one

:12:17.:12:22.

who could go and look for it, well done. Just another of those. Mo

:12:23.:12:29.

Farah, the shoeless wonder! Anyway... Just to confirm that

:12:30.:12:32.

European and British record. We going on to the red button next

:12:33.:12:47.

for a forum and you will hear from Mo Farah and from other athletes

:12:48.:12:51.

today, the European Indoor Championships coming up as well in

:12:52.:12:56.

March. Final School next, the match today with highlights of those fifth

:12:57.:13:03.

round Games. And the European Championships as well. Denise, your

:13:04.:13:07.

performers of the really competitive but it has to be Mo Farah, he was

:13:08.:13:12.

just majestic and it is his last time racing. Record for him and

:13:13.:13:16.

Laura Muir and you can hear from her on the Red Button. If you can't join

:13:17.:13:20.

us next, we will see you in Belgrade, what a great afternoon it

:13:21.:13:26.

has been! It is going to be gold for Britain!

:13:27.:13:30.

What a performance from Johnson-Thompson.

:13:31.:13:34.

One of the greatest races in history!

:13:35.:13:42.

Kim Collins is going to get there! The Manchester run is under way.

:13:43.:13:55.

Robert Burns. Bagpipes. Stovies. Billy Connolly, yeah.

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Gabby Logan introduces live coverage of the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. With commentary by Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Steve Backley, and analysis provided by Paula Radcliffe, Colin Jackson and Denise Lewis.

Among those competing are four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah, who is testing his indoor form ahead of this summer's World Championships in London, while fellow Briton Laura Muir is looking to break Dame Kelly Holmes's British 1,000m record. Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson competes in the 60m, where her rivals include Britain's top sprinter, Dina Asher-Smith.

There should be a fascinating British battle in the long jump involving previous world indoor medallists Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Lorraine Ugen and European silver medallist Jazmin Sawyers.


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