Eilidh Doyle claims Vienna victory in European-fastest time

30 January 2017

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle ran the fastest 400m indoor time by a European this year as she claimed victory at the Indoor Track & Field Vienna meeting in Austria.

The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze-medallist, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, clocked a winning time of 51.86 – just four-tenths of a second outside the lifetime best she set in 2013.

That was well inside the qualifying time for the 2017 European Indoor Championships, taking place in Belgrade, Serbia from March 3-5.

Laura Maddox, coached by Colin Bovell at the University, won the 400m B race in Vienna in 53.37 – the sixth-fastest time in Europe this season.

Doyle will take on Olympic 400m hurdles champion Dalilah Muhammad at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on February 18.

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