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Danny Talbot pushes Wayde van Niekerk to come second in 200m heat

• British athlete called The Rake runs personal best time of 20.16sec
• Team-mate Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake clocks 20.08 in his first-round race

Whatever happens during the rest of Danny Talbot’s career he will always remember the moment he matched Wayde van Niekerk stride for stride down the home straight of the London Stadium – and set a 200m personal best in the process.

True it was only the first round. But his time of 20.16sec in finishing second to the world 400m record holder by a thousandth of a second suggests the athlete they call The Rake could yet spike the hopes of …read more

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