Sparkling start at Diamond League as hurdler Eilidh Doyle sets world-fastest time

07 May 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle got the Rio 2016 Olympic season off to a flying start as she set the fastest women’s 400m hurdles time of the year so far.

Doyle, nee Child, clocked 54.53 to finish ahead of Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya and reigning Commonwealth champion Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica at the first Diamond League meeting of the season in Doha.

It was a fastest-ever season opener for European champion Doyle, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village.

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