By Anthony Foster in Hamilton, Bermuda
Ese Okoro of Great Britain is hoping for a good time at Friday’s (April 22) Bermuda Invitational.
Okoro said a good 400m hurdles time is needed to set her up for a place at the Summer’s Olympics in Rio.
“I am looking to put a good time down today (April 22), so hopefully it goes well,” said Okoro, who lowered her personal best each year.
With the participation of Jamaicans, Nickeisha Wilson and Rushell Clayton, along with Americans, Leah Nugent and Mackenzie Hill, Okoro will get the needed competition.
“Good competitors around me, so I hope they push me to a good time,” added the 56.67 personal best hurdler.
The 25-year-old is hoping to use the Bermuda Invitational to help her prepare for Rio Olympic Games.
“Of course I want to get to the Olympics, but I have to run 56.2, so obviously my aim is to run fast here,” added Okoro, who is a former Great Britain Under-23 European Champs representative.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games finalist said she took the latter part of last season off to prepare fully for this year.
She identified the improvements needed to put the perfect race together as “my approach to the hurdles and off the hurdles, and my trail leg. I’m getting there, but work in progress,” she added