Commonwealth silver medallist Richard Kilty is rubbing his hands together at the prospect of returning north of the border after being named in the line up for next February’s Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix.
Back at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Kilty picked up a silver medal for England as part of the 4x100m relay team which finished second behind Usain Bolt’s Jamaica.
It was one of a number of medals Kilty has picked up in recent years with world indoor 60m gold coming in the Spring of 2014 while earlier this year he added the European indoor 60m title to his name.
Next March he will get the chance to defend his world title in Oregon, America and with the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on February 20 doubling up as valuable preparation, Kilty can’t wait to get stuck in over the shortened distance again.
“I love competing indoors and I can’t wait to run in Glasgow again,” said the 26-year-old, who will face world 100m medallist Trayvon Bromell and former world champion Kim Collins.
“This will be a good test for me against some of the best sprinters in the world and the best preparation for the British Championships where I want to secure my spot for Portland and try to defend my world title from Sopot two years ago.”
Kilty will be joined on the starting blocks by British teammate Chijindu Ujah – winner of double silver for England at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in Douglas.
Ujah is the reigning British champion over 60m and he is predicting some close battles in Glasgow.
“2015 was another good year for me but I’m already excited for 2016 and getting started at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix," he said.
“I’ve got my eye on improving my personal best and pushing for sub-6.50, I’m sure we will all push each other to some really fast times in Glasgow.”