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Olympic sprinter turned up to trials 8kgs overweight after gorging on junk, playing hours of Call of Duty

Reece Prescod.



  • British sprinter Reece Prescod says he turned up at trials for the Tokyo Olympics 8 kilograms overweight.
  • He says he ate an excessive amount of takeout meals, snacked, and spent hours playing Call of Duty.
  • “I was well overweight and I got absolutely whooshed,” Prescott, who obtained to Tokyo through a discretionary choose, stated.
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British Olympic sprinter Reece Prescod admitted he turned up at trials for the Tokyo Olympics overweight after gorging on takeout and playing hours of Call of Duty.

Prescod completed a disappointing fifth on the British trials final month, capping a turbulent year which noticed him relocate to a US coaching base earlier than returning simply two months later.

The 25-year-old solely made it into Great Britain’s group for Tokyo by advantage of a discretionary choose by the UK Athletics head coach Christian Malcolm.

“It was weird when I was running in the trials,” Prescod advised reporters in Japan, per The Guardian. “I was well overweight and I got absolutely whooshed, absolutely battered.”

The Brit stated he weighed 86 kilograms on the trials – 8 kilos greater than his ordinary race weight.

“I don’t know if it was American food or if I love Deliveroo too much,” added the European silver medalist. Deliveroo is a well-liked British takeaway service comparable to DoorDash.

“Where I live by Canary Wharf you’ve got Joe And The Juice in the morning, Pret, then you come back for lunch time, there’s a Nando’s, there’s GBK [Gourmet Burger Kitchen].

“One of my shut pals as properly and her household have a tremendous Caribbean restaurant, so I may simply do this.

“Then I jump on Call of Duty with the boys, and then we’re eating, a little snack break, and instead of having a fruit salad, I might order from Cake and Custard Factory.

“Before you already know it, it is a jam tart, a pink icing cake with some custard, after which I’ve ordered two and an Appletiser after which I am going to mattress. You do this for every week and the load simply ends up going on.”

Prescod, who ran a career best wind-assisted 9.88 in 2018, says he has since ditched the unhealthy diet and Call of Duty sessions in the hopes of winning a medal in Tokyo.

“This holding camp I want to stick to the fruit salads and the water, hen and ease up just a little bit,” he said. “There can be no Cake and Custard Factory and all that stuff. It’s not good.”

He added: “If I win a medal or do properly, you will notice me on the dessert bar, undoubtedly.”


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