Richard Breaks World Record in Olympic Stadium

Richard Whitehead became the fourth world record-breaking athlete of the Visa London Disability Athletics Challenge, which forms part of the testing programme for London 2012. Richard cut his own 200m T42 world best time to 25.50 seconds.

“The whole atmosphere here today was great,” he said. “It’s an important day for GB athletes to gain confidence and a little bit of  success under the spotlight. I said I’d do 25.5-dead and I did. That’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to set a marker. Hopefully, this will go around the world and can tell certain other athletes that they need to step up if they want to challenge me.”