Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Oliver Is Turner's Hurdle to Cross

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Oliver Is Turner's Hurdle to Cross

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NEWLY-crowned European champion Andy Turner admits tomorrow's Aviva London Grand Prix will be a litmus test of his medal aspirations at the highest level.

Turner may have won gold in Barcelona last month, but the 29-year-old from Nottingham is well aware of the difference between the best in Europe and the best in the world.

That is because he used to train with the world's fastest man in the 110 metres hurdles this year, American David Oliver - who he will face again at Crystal Palace tomorrow.

Oliver has been setting incredibly fast times with almost monotonous regularity in 2010.

He became the third fastest man in history with a run of 12.89 seconds in Paris in July, just 0.02secs outside the world record and the fourth time he has run under 13 seconds this season.

Turner was sixth in the same race, while his winning time of 13. …

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