Kemi Adekoya BRN: 400mH Winner 54.37

The result is good, because this was my season opener, and I am trying to get my rhythm back and get ready for the Olympics. I believe that my next race is going to be perfect because I went really out for this one. I only opened the season so late because my doctor told me to be cautious because of my knee. So, I just kept training in May. The knee issue is still going on, but luckily, I didn’t feel it during today’s race. My next competition is in Madrid on Friday and then some other races in Europe before going back to my training camp. 

Lina Nielsen GBR: 400mH Second 55.25

Stumble is an understatement; I was so close to the floor at the end of the race. It was quite windy on the home straight, so I had to put an extra step in, and I ended up too close to the hurdle. I still managed to end well and finish second. I haven’t had a clean race all season, I thought today would be the day. So, I will get back to training as soon as possible, because I haven’t trained so much on the hurdles with the relays in early May. The goal is to become more familiar with the hurdles again and go into the second half of the season with full confidence. Being in Denmark is so nice, everyone is so lovely, and we all support each other. It’s a great training environment which makes a big difference. Our group just went to the Europeans, unfortunately our coach was a bit unwell, but we still managed to run some personal bests and secured final spots. I am in a very happy and positive place. At the British trials we are going to do both rounds as we were at the Olympics, that means two fast races and see how the legs do after that. Then we go back to training and hopefully the London Diamond League as a good stepping stone to the Olympics.