Athletics: Mohammed aims for a quickfire double

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Mukhter Mohammed (Sheffield RC), fresh from his victory in last week’s UK indoor 800 metres, competes in the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix tomorrow.

In a re-match of last week’s race, Mohammed lines up against Olympic finalist Andrew Osagie. It was Osagie who broke the tape first in last week’s race in Sheffield but was disqualified due to a lane infringement.

He will be out to make amends whilst Mohammed is confident there is more to come following last week’s performance.

It is the last chance to impress the selectors who next week announce the team for the World Indoor Championships.

There is no men’s pole vault in the Birmingham meeting but Luke Cutts (Dearne ALC) travels to Ukraine where he encounters world class opposition including Olympic Champion Renaud Lavillenie of France.

Cutts could well improve on his recently set UK record of 5.83.

Local road runners will be in action in Sunday’s popular Wombwell five mile race. The race attracts around 200 runners each year.

The race starts at 10 am from Wombwell Recreation Ground. The route takes in the sights and sounds of Darfield and the dreaded Snape Hill.