Cackett aims for GB vest

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Greg Cackett is targeting a senior vest with Great Britain this season.

The 23-year-old Brockham sprinter has been working hard over the winter to perfect his starts and his running, with help from Body Mechanics physios and his coaching set-up, which includes former Olympic gold medallist Linford Christie.

And Cackett is looking to shine on the European stage next week as he travels to Austria for part of the triple indoor competition tour of Europe.

Cackett will take part in the 60m in both Vienna and Linz, with the Vienna competition taking place on Tuesday, January 29, and the Linz leg of the competition on Thursday, January 31.

And Cackett can’t wait to go to both places, having injured himself last year in Vienna and missing out on the Linz competition.

“It was a really good experience last year and good fun,” he said.

“I am really looking forward to it, especially in Linz, which is a really good venue.

“Both of them are great cities too and I don’t like to just see my hotel rooms, I like to go and see these places and make the most of it.”

Cackett is not, however, just going there to enjoy the views or make up the numbers though, adding that he is looking to win the competition.

He said: “I want to keep getting personal bests and keep running well.

“The qualifying standard this year is 6.60 seconds and I am feeling good, my running has been going well and training with Linford has been great.

“Obviously he has been there and done it and with Ron as well, I am benefiting from both of their expertise.”

Meanwhile, Cackett is targeting a big year, with aspirations of representing Great Britain at the forefront of his mind.

“I want an international vest,” he said.

“I have worked hard with my new squad and I want everything that comes with it, like going to the major competitions.”

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