Published: 11 July 2011 at 10:17
James sets a new 800m personal best in Diamond League meeting
Anglia Ruskin University student James Shane is running into the form of his life after setting yet another personal best yesterday in the 800m at the Birmingham Grand Prix.
The 21-year-old, from Basildon, who also ran a personal best in the 1,500m in Spain last month, was taking part in his first Diamond League meeting, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Mo Farah, Phillips Idowu and Asafa Powell.
After finishing fifth in 1:46.70, two seconds behind two-time world indoor champion Abubaker Kaki from Sudan, James said he was thrilled with his performance in front of the BBC TV cameras.
James, who is studying Primary Education in Chelmsford, will be next in action in Ostrava in the Czech Republic this weekend, as he represents Great Britain in the 1,500m at the European Under-23 Championships.
However, he warned that the World Championships in South Korea at the end of August might be a hurdle too far this season.