Dai returns with record time
WORLD 400 metres hurdles champion Dai Greene produced one of the stand-out performances at the British Athletics International match in Glasgow on Saturday.
The Swansea Harrier marked his return to the track with a British record in the 600 metres.
In his first outing of the year, Greene finished second at the Emirates Arena behind American Duane Solomon in a time of 1:15:22 — beating Ikem Billy's 28-year-old record.
In the rarely-run event, Greene finished just ahead of fellow Briton Andrew Osagie, who was eighth in the Olympic 800m final.
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Greene was pleased with his performance following a disappointing Olympics in which he finished fourth in the final behind Felix Sanchez.
"I enjoyed running indoors for a change and dropping to 600," he said.
"I was very much out of my comfort zone but I enjoyed testing myself. And I'm pleased with the time.
"I wish I'd put a bit more of a challenge in early doors on Duane, but I think he ran a great race. I would love to do it again in the near future."
Greene's build-up to the Olympics was hampered after he underwent a knee operation last winter.
But he looks to have enjoyed a trouble-free close season this time and will look ahead to a summer in which he defends his world title in Moscow.
"It's nice to get the national record," he added. "I knew that either Andrew or myself would get it so I just made sure I beat him to the line.
"The competition between Andrew and myself is all very friendly. I think we enjoyed taking each other out of our comfort zone."