Cumbrian hammer thrower Nick Miller says he thought about not attending the athletics meeting in Sweden where he broke the British record. The 22-year-old from Carlisle slipped in the bathroom on the morning of the meet and hit his head.
But after being thoroughly checked out and deciding he was fit enough to go-ahead with the event at the Karlstad GP, it certainly paid off. He threw 77.55 metres on his first attempt, beating by one centimetre the previous best, which had stood for 31 years. Nick studies in America but is back home in Carlisle and is preparing for the World Championships in Beijing next month. Hannah McNulty spoke to him at the Sheepmount Stadium:
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