Britain’s young female sprinters have captured the imagination in recent years – and Faith Price of Croydon is the latest 100m specialist set to hit the big time.
The 12-year-old sprinter broke Olympian Donna Fraser’s 34-year-old record at the Croydon schools championships in 2015 and has gone even quicker in 2016. Faith is currently ranked number one at national level for the 100m, 150m and 300m.
Given the length of time Fraser’s records had stood - the former Team GB athlete was racing as a junior in Faith’s age group as far back as 1982 - it’s little wonder that her achievements have had the athletics community abuzz.
The likes of Dina Asher-Smith have transformed British women’s sprinting in recent years and Faith, who began running with a club in Sutton at the age of eight, clearly has the ability and the hunger to match them. She has already named Asher-Smith has her role model, and at her current rate of progress, she’ll be catching up with her fast.
Little wonder the Herne Hill Harrier is widely-regarded as this country’s brightest young sprint prospect.