Perri Shakes-Drayton claims 400m hurdles British championships record

Perri Shakes-Drayton claim a new British Championship record in the 400m hurdles as she successfully defends her national title

Perri Shakes-Drayton claimed a new British Championship record in the 400m hurdles as she successfully defended her national title in Birmingham.

The European indoor champion finished clear of rival Eilidh Child in a time of 54.36seconds to secure her place at the World Championships.

Shakes-Drayton controlled the race at the Alexander Stadium from the start, holding off a late surge from Child for a commanding victory.

And now she is ready to turn her attention to Moscow and the World Championships.

“I am pleased to retain my title,” said the 24-year-old. “As much as I may have come here as the fastest I still wanted to come and perform well in front of the crowd.

“I would love to come home with a medal from Moscow but I will get to the final first and see what happens then.”

Sainsbury’s British Championships is the second event in the Sainsbury’s Summer Series. For more information on Sainsbury’s support of world class athletics and disability sport go to www.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/occasions/anniversary-games/

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