World lead has sprinter Dasaolu’s confidence soaring

25 January 2014 / 21:11

James Dasaolu is confident he can run faster than ever in 2014 after clocking a 60m world lead as one of 13 British wins at the Glasgow International Match.

Dasaolu posted a stunning 9.91seconds in the 100m at the British Championships last season, the second quickest time by a Brit ever, before finishing eighth in the world final in Moscow.

And he started the indoor season with a bang as he recorded a world leading 6.50 to take victory ahead of fellow Brit Dwain Chambers, American Jeff Porter and Scot Stephen Dunlop.

Dasaolu opened 2013 with a 6.60 in Birmingham and, going 0.10 quicker in Glasgow, has him confident that he’ll go even faster still both indoors and outdoors this year.

American Joseph Morris had the previous world lead in the 60m at 6.53 and Dasaolu said: “That was a fantastic way to start my season.

“I almost ran a personal best and it was even quicker than I opened with last year. It gives me real confidence I can go even quicker this season; I’m looking forward to it.”

Dasaolu’s personal best of 6.48 came in winning European indoor silver in 2013 with the Commonwealth Select team winning the Glasgow International Match.

They scored 62 points in total with Great Britain and Northern Ireland three behind on 59. The USA finished third with 53 and Scotland fourth with 40.

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