KYLE LANGFORD is aiming to spring a serious surpruse by profitable London 2017 800metres title – and follow Anthony Joshua as the second teenager from the same housing estate to be topped champion of the world.
Langford produced a barnstorming run down the ultimate straight on Sunday night time to e-book a spot in the World Championships remaining.
And now he has the probability to emulate his previous neighbour Joshua by going for international glory on Tuesday night time.
Heavyweight world champion Joshua used to reside reverse Langford in Watford's Meriden Estate – a group housing space in the north of the Hertfordshire city.
Additionally they went to the same faculty for some time, and 21-yr-previous runner Langford now shares the same willpower to attain the prime that has taken Joshua all the means in boxing.
For regardless of him being the shock identify on the beginning listing for the 800m remaining, the British hope says he isn’t going alongside for the journey and needs to go for gold.
Langford stated: “I don’t know what I’m succesful however I’m going to go for the win.
“If I come up brief, so be it however I’m going to go for it. I’m going to purchase a ticket and, if I win the raffle, I’ll be fairly comfortable.”
He added: “My first run was my greatest however I discovered from it massively.
"I acquired clipped a couple of occasions and acquired an enormous spike in my leg. However I didn’t really feel fatigued.
"The gang was superb — that roar makes your ears go humorous.”