Back from injury, Fen runner Jonnie Peacock at his inspirational best for the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix

Too close to call on the line, neither Peacock or Browne seemed sure who had won, only 1/100 sec between them at the finish. Both gained SB’s from their run. Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic Too close to call on the line, neither Peacock or Browne seemed sure who had won, only 1/100 sec between them at the finish. Both gained SB’s from their run. Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic

Sunday, July 13, 2014
2:57 PM

His winter may have been interrupted by injuries but Fenland runner Jonnie Peacock was back to his inspirational best in Glasgow yesterday.

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Jonnie Peacock has a great start with the quickest reaction time of all the 100m T44 competitors (0.143). Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP PhotographicJonnie Peacock has a great start with the quickest reaction time of all the 100m T44 competitors (0.143). Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic

The Paralympic and world champion took to the stage for the Sainsbury’s Grand Prix and in a thrilling finale was beaten into second place by American Richard Browne.

His time in the men’s T44 100m was 10.97 sec, 1/100th of a second behind Browne.

“Today was a great competition,” said Jonnie. “It was great to come down and compete in such a cool stadium and one that is going to be used for the Commonwealth Games.

“It’s great to get a run out, I’ve been working on my start this season and I think it showed in the race today. It’s unfortunate that I did a few mis-steps and I couldn’t put it all together.”

Jonnie Peacock (2nd), hot after his Seasons Best time in the T44 100m at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix. 12/07/2014 Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP PhotographicJonnie Peacock (2nd), hot after his Seasons Best time in the T44 100m at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix. 12/07/2014 Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic

He added: “Congratulations to Richard Browne for beating me. Hopefully next weekend at the Anniversary Games, I’ll be able to take that back. It’s always great to race him, we’ve got a really great rivalry and it brings out the best in both of us.

“It is a slight improvement and better conditions than it was in Birmingham (at the Sainsbury’s British Championships).

“I executed the start today but couldn’t execute that last 50m, so hopefully I’ll be able to fix that next weekend and have a better race.

“I hope by the European Championships, I’ll be in better form. In training, I’ve only been able to run to 90m, and I think that showed today in my speed endurance.”

New season's best time and second place in the Men’s T44 100m For Jonnie Peacock, at Glasgow's Sainsbury's Grand Prix.  Sat 12/07/2014  Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP PhotographicNew season's best time and second place in the Men’s T44 100m For Jonnie Peacock, at Glasgow's Sainsbury's Grand Prix. Sat 12/07/2014 Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic

Richard said: “It is always fun to race against Jonnie in front of the UK fans – he has such huge support here.

“When we come across here to race, it’s great. He had a great front 50m and I had a better last 50m and I managed to get him at the end.

“I definitely run my best races here in the UK. I got my first start here at Crystal Palace and my first medal at London 2012 so I always love running here.

“I’m heading off to Sweden next for my first able-bodied 100m – it’s a big test for me and I’m going to have to run much better than 10.9, I will have to start better then. “I will most definitely go for the 10m T44 world record – I already have the 200m from this year, I can only get faster from here.”

USA’s World record holder in T44 100m, Richard Browne (10.75), who also ran an SB of 10.96 to Peacocks 10.97 in the Men’s T44 100m at Glasgow's Sainsbury's Grand Prix.  Sat 12/07/2014 
Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP PhotographicUSA’s World record holder in T44 100m, Richard Browne (10.75), who also ran an SB of 10.96 to Peacocks 10.97 in the Men’s T44 100m at Glasgow's Sainsbury's Grand Prix. Sat 12/07/2014 Photo credit: Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic

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