Sprinters taking aim at Linford Christie’s 100m British record

Reece Prescod, Zharnel Hughes and CJ Ujah lead the race to break 25-year-old record at national trials in Birmingham

It is one of the most prestigious and robust records in British track and field history. But shortly after tea-time on Saturday, Linford Christie’s national 100m best of 9.87sec – which has stood for 25 years – could finally be toppled.

It speaks volumes for the strength in depth of British sprinting that there are three athletes with the speed in their legs, and the fire in their bellies, at the British Championships in Birmingham.

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