June 20 2013 Latest news:
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Birchfield Harriers runner was disqualified at European Championships
Birchfield Harriers 400 metre runner Luke Lennon-Ford will not be worried about a tight track at London 2012 after he was one of seven athletes disqualified at the European Championships in Helsinki for running out of their lanes.
The disqualification denied him his solo dream but will take part in the 4x400 metre relay and the track should not cause the same mistake again.
“One of the Finnish radio reporters told me they’ve changed the curve and they have blatantly made it too tight,” the 23-year-old said. “I was only going 85% around the top bend and had to cut back to 65% around the next.
“I was in and out of the lane and thought I was going to get DQ’d. I’m gutted. It’s really frustrating. I’ve had the worst four days of my life after getting a virus before the trials and not being able to do anything there.”