2nd September 2020

MÜLLER BRITISH ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT PREVIEW - MEN'S 400M WHEELCHAIR RACE

The men’s wheelchair 400m will light up the track on Saturday 5 September at the Müller British Athletics Championships.

European universal relay gold medallist Nathan Maguire (Kirkby; Ste Hoskins) will be looking to challenge his personal mark of 46.27. Maguire – a three-time individual European medallist – opened his seasons at Loughborough in August with a time of 52.12.

Weir Archer Academy’s Dillon Labrooy (Jenny Archer) features and with a T54 European bronze over the 400m distance on his CV, as well as a personal best time of 48.70, he’ll be one to watch out for. Luke Deighan (Red Star) is another T54 athlete in the field and he holds a PB of 54.50 from 2019.

Ben Rowlings (Coventry) – a two-time European T34 silver medallist – continues his restart to the season following performances in Nuneaton, and the 24-year-old will be hoping for a strong showing having lowered his lifetime best to 51.65 last season.

Also among the starters is Canadian star and 11-time world champion, Brent Lakatos. The 40-year-old – who is married to Great Britain sprinter and long jumper Stef Reid, who is competing on Friday evening – has one Paralympic gold medal to his name, winning the T53 100m in Rio. He will add to a highly competitive line-up at the Manchester Regional Arena.

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