Britain’s Richard Whitehead might have turned 40 last week but he looks better than ever, and he was given further cause for celebration as he smashed his world T42 200m world record by nearly half a second in the IPC Grand Prix.
Whitehead , who won Paralympic gold at London 2012, stormed clear of the field to win in 23.03sec, breaking his world record by 0.43sec, and afterwards promised he could go faster.
“I’m heavy in training at the moment so 23.03 is fine,” Whitehead said. “The goal is to go to Rio and put a solid 22 in. I still wanted to lower that world record.”