Nigel Levine collects fifth straight national indoor title

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Nigel Levine admitted his delight at coming away from the British Indoor Championships with his fifth successive 400m title.

The London 2012 semi-finalist’s pedigree was on display for all to see as he cruised across the line in 46.86 seconds – 0.19 seconds ahead of second-placed Jarryd Dunn.

Third went to Jamie Bowie but neither athlete was able to push Levine to his limits as the 25-year-old looked composed throughout to trot to victory.

And, with the European Indoor Championships coming up in Prague in March, and the World Championships in Beijing this summer, Levine admits it was the perfect way to kick off a busy year of competition.

“I’m so pleased to win that fifth successive gold at the indoors,” he said. “It really means a lot to me and puts in a good place going forward.

“I love running the 400m that’s what I’m here to do so I’ve had a really good day.

“I still do get a bit nervous at these Championships even though I’ve competed here quite a few times. I’d like to get a better time but this was my first indoor race for a while.

“I had to come in here cold turkey because it didn’t work out with some of the other competitions I’d planned to race in. This summer I just need to run a PB, it’s as simple as that.

“I know it sounds simple, I just need to run faster. It will take a lot of work but that’s something I’m willing to do and me I will work hard for it.”

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