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PRES-COCIOUS TALENT

20-YEAR-OLD REECE PRESCOD TELLS BEN COLDWELL THAT HE’S READY TO MAKE BIGGER STRIDES IN 2017

REECE PRESCOD

Reece Prescod: caught the eye with 10.04 for 100m earlier this year

ATTEMPTING to coin the nickname the ‘British Bolt’ is ambitious in the extreme – some may say folly, given the sheer depths of achievement and worldwide appeal of the Jamaican legend – but Reece Prescod’s team feel it’s about time the wider British public knew the young sprinter’s name.

As Europe’s No.1 junior 200m runner in 2015, despite running just four races, and England’s under-20 champion from 2013, Prescod is already well-known internally in the British athletics community as a hot talent. But the 20-year-old’s 10.04 at the England Athletics Championships this year sent a ripple of shockwaves through to the country’s Olympic-bound sprinters, who were almost literally boarding the plane to Brazil when Twitter told them of Prescod’s achievement.

National medallist: Prescod was third over 200m at the Olympic trials
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