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Aikines-Aryeetey hails a successful season over 100m
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey hailed his long 2013 athletics season a success.
The 25-year-old Sutton & District AC 100m sprint specialist ended his campaign at Boris Hanžeković Memorial IAAF World Challenge meeting in Zagreb, Croatia last Thursday by finishing sixth clocking 10.42 seconds in men's 100m - the exact same time he recorded at ISTAF IAAF World Challenge meeting in Berlin, Germany a few days earlier.
USA's Mike Rodger's overcame fellow countryman Justin Gatlin and Kemar Bailey-Cole from Jamaica to win in 9.97secs.
"I've been running since April and I'm shattered," said Aikines-Aryeetey. "In this race I've got a few niggles at the moment but I'm just taking it as it comes.
"I love the sport so I want to race, its fun."
Aikines-Aryeetey, who last month competed for Team GB at World Championships in Moscow, Russia, finished the season fourth in the domestic men's 100m ranking list after improving his personal best to 10.08secs at UK Championships back in July.
With the World Indoor Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games all on next year's calendar the Sutton sprint machine is definitely looking forward to achieving further milestones and ambitions in 2014.
"It's been a great season and right now I'm just enjoying myself," Aikines-Aryeetey continues.
"It started off a bit shaky but from there I had a great trials, a few good races in between but I'm back.
"I'm not running fast right now but I need to run when it matters - so there's plenty to look forward to for next season.
"Ideally I'm looking to run sub 10 seconds as every sprinter would but there's no point on putting pressure on it because it would come when it comes, I just got to have the faith in everything I'm doing at the moment.
"I've got next year's world indoor championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games to aim for, but for me it's just going out there and being competitive."
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