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FASTER & STRONGER

BRITAIN’S 100m CHAMPION HAS RECTIFIED HIS POORINJURY RECORD AND IS OPTIMISTIC AS HE HEADS TO THE OLYMPICS, WRITES JOHN WRAGG

TWELVE MILES from Loughborough at Leicester City’s training ground, Kasper Schmeichel will sigh when the regular, predictable questions are asked about his goalkeeping father Peter.

James Dasalou is a bit like that with injuries. He was a late starter and was 18 when he became serious. Since then, his career has been interrupted by injury as regularly as Schmeichel has said, “I don’t compare myself to my dad.”

In July 2013 Dasaolu ran that blistering 9.91 for 100m, making him the second fastest Brit of all time, and it looked like take-off time. He backed that up with a 9.97 to get into his first world final and the following year ran 6.47 for 60m in the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. But then the thigh muscle went.

Sub-10: James Dasaolu led James Ellington and CJ Ujah to windassisted sub-10 second times at the recent British Championships
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