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Blake leaves Glasgow track in wheelchair

ESPN staff
July 11, 2014
Yohan Blake pulled up injured in the men's 100m © Getty Images

Yohan Blake was forced to leave the track in a wheelchair after pulling up injured in the men's 100m at the Glasgow Grand Prix while James Dasaolu equalled his season's best to finish fourth.

Dasaolu did his bid for selection for Britain's European Championship team this August no harm by running 10.03 seconds in the 100m. He was overlooked for the Commonwealth Games, which get underway in Glasgow on July 23.

Yohan Blake leaves the track on a wheelchair © Getty Images

Blake suffered a suspected torn hamstring and failed to finish the race which was won by Nickel Ashmeade in 9.97secs.

"I don't think it was the best of races but I've equalled my season's best in my second race of the season," said Dasaolu.

"I'm happy to run 10.03secs against some of the best in the world. It [selection] is not in my hands. I've done my running, whether or not I get selected I'm just going to enjoy the rest of my season and run a personal best, hopefully."

Elsewhere Eilidh Child won the women's 400 metres hurdles on home soil in a season's best time while Katarina Johnson-Thompson leaped a personal best in the long jump.

The Scot won her race in 54.39 seconds while Johnson-Thompson jumped 6.92m to finish second behind American Tianna Bartoletta (6.98m) but ahead of compatriot Shara Proctor (6.82m).

Johnson-Thompson landed just three centimetres short of Proctor's British record. "I was facing a good field, and just tried to come out and grasp the opportunity before the Commonwealths," Johnson-Thompson told BBC Sport. "I love this stadium already."

Javier Culson took victory in the men's 400m hurdles in 48.35secs, with Ashton Eaton (48.69) of the United States second and compatriot Michael Tinsley (48.91) third. Olympic champion Felix Sanchez was fourth in 49.01.

Eilidh Child produced a season's best to win the women's 400m hurdles © Getty Images
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