Callum Wilkinson and Dominic King ready for London challenge at World Championships

Callum Wilkinson, who will be competing in the 20K race walk in London tomorrow afternoon

Callum Wilkinson, who will be competing in the 20K race walk in London tomorrow afternoon - Credit: Archant

Callum Wilkinson is looking forward to the biggest event of his career, when he lines up for the men’s 20K race walk at the World Athletics Championships in London tomorrow.

The 20-year-old from Moulton, near Newmarket, is eying up a possible personal best and a top-20 finish on the global stage, having been crowned world junior champion over 10K in Poland last year.

This will be Wilkinson’s first major senior championship, but for fellow East Anglian race walker Dominic King, tomorrow will be very familiar territory.

King, of Colchester Harriers, has already taken part in two Olympic Games and two Commonwealth Games, and the 34-year-old will again be mixing with the best in his 50K race, which starts tomorrow at 7.55am. Wilkinson’s race is at 2.20pm.

“I will be giving it my all. It’s a great opportunity to compete against the best,” enthused Wilkinson.


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King said: “I’m fitter than ever before, and raring to go.”

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