Teesside runner ensures British men make World Championship 4x100 relay final (From The Northern Echo)
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Teesside runner ensures British men make World Championship 4x100 relay final
GREAT Britain's 4x100m relay team, featuring Middlesbrough's Richard Kilty, looked impressive as they took the scalp of the Jamaicans to win their semi-final at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.
The caveat was that there was no Usain Bolt in the Jamaican quartet - he will come in for the final - but the British four of Kilty, Harry Aikines Aryeetey, James Ellington and Dwain Chambers still clocked a seasons best 38.12s.
And this was not Britain's strongest line-up either. Adam Gemili, the 200m finalist, will likely come in for Kilty for the final tonight.
James Dasaolu is not in the team, because his injuries in the build-up to the championships left him unavailable for practice.
Most importantly, there were no baton blunders for which Britain have become so infamous in recent years.
Ellington said on BBC One: "We will do well and if we get the baton round, which we will, then we will get a medal."
The US survived a very shaky final changeover to go through fastest in 38.06.
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