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Eilidh Doyle named in a 31-strong British Athletics squad

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University of Bath-based Eilidh Doyle and David King have been named in a 31-strong British Athletics squad for next month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

Doyle booked her place by winning 400m gold at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships on Sunday, again at Arena Birmingham, in a season-best time of 51.84.

“I am delighted with that,” said the multiple international medallist, who is coached by Brian Doyle at the Sports Training Village. “I am always proud to win the British title, I love competing at these championships. I love an indoor 400m, it is so different to the outdoors. It is so tactical and I think I thrive on that.”

Doyle will compete in both the 400m and 4x400m relay at the World Indoors, taking place from March 1-4.

MJ Church ambassador King, coached by James Hillier, will race in the 60m hurdles after setting a lifetime best of 7.63 to win a silver medal at the British Indoors. Andrew Pozzi, who used to train at the University, has also been selected for the World Indoors after winning gold in 7.58.

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Report courtesy of the Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight