James Ellington has waited a long time to break into the big time. He's suffered injury, he's been swamped with frustration, but surely 2011 is his moment!
In the World Championship Trials 200m on Sunday 31st the 25-year-old will seek to achieve what so few before him have done - reach a world championships as an individual in a sprints event despite not being part of the funded UK Athletics set-up.
"James is in the form of his live," said coach John Powell, "and the stage is set. It's up to him now - the 100's today (Saturday 30th) will have drained the tanks of many, so all he has to do is finish first or second and he could well be on the plane to Korea."
James has already run the A qualifying time for the World Championships, and a top 2 finish would surely confirm his place in the team.