Boost for Doyle and King...

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,” the multiple international medallist told “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.

Meanwhile King will race in the 60m hurdles after setting a lifetime best of 7.63 to win a silver medal at the British Indoors.

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