Commonwealth Games relay silver medalist Richard Kilty admits it will be a special feeling lining up for this Saturday’s Glasgow International Match as the reigning world champion.
Kilty will compete indoors for the first time since setting a personal best of 6.49 en route to the world indoor 60m title in Sopot, Poland last year.
It has been quite a ten months since for the 25-year-old who added a string of major relay medals to his collection this summer, including as part of England men’s 4x100m silver medal winning team at Glasgow 2014.
He will return to the city of that triumph this weekend as part of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s 21-strong team, led by captain Conrad Williams, winner of 4x400m relay gold at Glasgow.
The team includes eight other Team England athletes from 2014 including silver medal winning pole vaulter Luke Cutts, and long jumper Jazmin Sawyers, also winner of silver.
Kilty said: “To be at the Glasgow International Match as world champion is really exciting.
“This is my first race back as world champion and I’m really excited to get back to Great Britain and perform.
“I’m pretty nervous to get out there, I haven’t competed for about four months.
“I’m sure the crowd will get behind me so I can run a pretty quick time and put in a good performance.”
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