By Glen Andrews (Sporting Actions), World-Track
BIRMINGHAM, England — Great Britain sprinter Dwain Chambers has is sights set on racing in both the 100m and 200m at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin next month.
Chambers, who started his quest by easily winning his heat of the 100m dash at the Aviva World Trials and UK Championships on Friday, at 10.20seconds, believes he is good enough shape to run his first sub-10seconds since he last did the mark eight-years-ago in Edmonton, Canada.
"The timetable works very well in Berlin, there is a huge time gap between the 100 and 200m," said Chambers.
"I know everyone wants to see a sub-10 but more importantly I know I have stiff competition so I need to keep as cool as possible, because these guys are a lot younger and more energetic than me.
"I am in shape, maybe for a repeat of last year, 10 seconds flat, or if the wind is right, dip under. That would be nice."
With likes of Simeon Williamson, a man deemed he can go under 10-seconds this term and the ever improving youngsters such as Craig Pickering, Tyrone Edgar and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey lurking Chambers knows he has some work to do on Saturday.
“I am a tenth quicker than I was last year so hopefully I’ll be a tenth quicker at the weekend,” a confident Williamson said in reference to the 10.03 he ran at the Olympic trials last summer.
Chambers ran 10.00secs the win at the trials last summer. He, however, was barred from running at the Olympics in Beijing.