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Home boy Elliot ready for his big day

BRUMMIE: Eliliot Giles

MIDDLE DISTANCE runner Elliot Giles has a World Indoor Championships medal on his mind. The Briton claimed second place at the Arena Birmingham in the 800m semi finals in a time of 1:45.46 ahead on Saturday's final (Mar 3).

A deIighted Giles said post-race: "I almost got caught out at the end. I ran the race well but the last ten metres I backed off and I shouldn't have. In the end we got the result and that is good.

"I'm not overly aware of the crowd but being home for me and hearing the Birmingham accent is quite comforting because I am based in the south now. Being around my own kind, if you like, is hugely inspiring.

"I am going to recover now, that is my first job and then see what happens from there. I did expect to run that fast."

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