James Ellington made his senior major championship debut at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu but didn’t progress through his heat.
Ellington booked his place in the Olympic team for London 2012 with 200m victory at the trials, and he then went on to become a member of the successful men’s 4x100m relay team, running the fastest time in 15 years by a British quartet on the way to IAAF World Relays bronze in 2014.
Ellington was in the relay squad that won silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games before helping Great Britain win 4x100m gold later that year at the European Championships in Zurich.
He claimed 4x400m gold at the European Championships in Amsterdam in 2016with Adam Gemili, James Dasaolu and Chijindu Ujah.
Later that year at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Ellington clocked 10.29 in his first round heat, failing to make the semi-finals, and followed that up with a fifth place finish as part of the men's 4x100m relay.