Great Britain's sprint relay team are ready to build on their world triumph.
GREAT Britain's victorious men's 4x100 metres relay runners are hoping to build on their success at future major tournaments after taking gold at the World Championships in London.
The British quartet of CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake produced a stunning world-leading time of 37.47 seconds to edge out the United States and Japan after Usain Bolt had pulled up on his anchor leg for Jamaica.
Last man Mitchell-Blake took the baton in the lead ahead of American Christian Coleman and held off the individual 100m silver medallist to clinch Britain's second gold medal of the tournament.
"Not only was it a victory, it was a European record and British record in front of our home fans," Ujah, who ran a superb first leg, told BBC 5 Live's Sportsweek.
"Maybe next year we can go and get the Commonwealth or European title and build on it for Tokyo 2020.
"I just wanted to give the guys a good lead and help them win a medal. We all put in a good shift, a good leg, and I'm proud of these guys. Each one ran a superb leg and we came out with a victory."
Mitchell-Blake said he wanted to keep BBC commentator Steve Cram's description of the race as a ringtone. "I don't think I'd answer the phone until the last ring," he said. "Every time you hear it, it's truly humbling, definitely something we'll never take for granted." | Sir Mo Farah insists it is the right time to quit the track despite missing out on a fairytale finale.
The 34-year-old signed off at the World Championships in London on Saturday with a silver medal in the 5,000 metres, and his next challenge will be road races including marathons.
Ethiopia's Muktar Edris denied Farah the dream double after the Great Britain star had already won the 10,000m title last week.
Farah, who has won 10 global titles including an Olympic double at London 2012, will retire from the track following the Diamond League final in Zurich on August 24 and is content with his decision.
"To continue until 2017, it's been amazing. London is where it all happened. It changed my life and my career," said Farah.
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Date:||Aug 14, 2017|
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