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Hamstring pull thwarts Dale

Athletics | Published:

DALE GARLAND took sixth in the Malaga 2018 world final despite a glimpse of so much more.

Untimely injury: Dale Garland looked on course to medal until his hamstring gave way. (Picture by Ben Fiore, 22535064)

Months after watching his athlete Alastair Chalmers place sixth in the world junior long-hurdles, V35 athlete Garland mirrored Chalmers’ achievement over 400m flat with a 50.50sec. clocking at the World Masters’ Athletics Championships.

This time round though, the Sarnian was striding excellently towards a seeded world medal and at the same time a purely British podium which looked likely as the athletes broke onto the home straight.

But an unfortunate hamstring pull with just 50m remaining cost Garland several crucial positions as compatriots Stewart Marshall and Rick Beardsell occupied the first two podium spots.

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