Belfast Telegraph

Dai Greene targeting new British record

Llanelli 400m hurdler Dai Greene has Kriss Akabusi's 21-year-old British record in his sights as he bids to fight back after two years of injury-driven disappointment.

Former world champion Greene was hampered by a knee injury in his home Olympics and suffered the agony of finishing fourth in both his favoured event and the 4x400m relay.

Greene had run a personal best of 47.84sec – two hundredths outside Akabusi's time – at a Diamond League meeting in Paris one month prior to the Games and hopes are high that he will hit the mark next year.

Greene said: "For me it would be fantastic to beat the record because I've been so close to.

"I know Kriss very well – he's always been incredibly supportive and he's even nicer than when you see him on the TV.

"But the main focus is always on winning medals first, so you can't get too hung up on times."

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