Former Team GB star Dwain Chambers will race at UK Athletics Indoor Championship at 45… 20 years after being banned for doping

  • Dwain Chambers will compete at the UK Athletics Indoor Championships
  • The 45-year-old won the last of his indoor titles in 2012
  • Chambers received a two-year drugs ban 20 years ago

Former world 100m medalist Dwain Chambers will race at the British Athletics Indoor Championships next month – aged 45.

The father-of-three, who was given a two-year drugs ban 20 years ago, broke the over-45 world record for 60m earlier this month when he clocked 6.81sec. scored at Lee Valley.

Chambers described himself as ‘Benjamin Button’ after that feat and he will now take on sprinters half his age in Birmingham after competing at the UKA Indoor Championships for the first time in four years.

The sprinter is still the 60m British record holder despite winning the last of his five national indoor titles in 2012.

He also won the world indoor title in 2010, but his best performance was his world 100m bronze in Seville in 1999 before testing positive for the anabolic steroid THG in 2003.

Former world 100m medalist Dwain Chambers will race at the British Athletics Indoor Championships next month.

Former world 100m medalist Dwain Chambers will race at the British Athletics Indoor Championships next month.

Chambers received a two-year drugs ban 20 years ago

Chambers received a two-year drugs ban 20 years ago

The sprinter (here in 2013) won bronze in the 100m at the World Championships in 1999

The sprinter (here in 2013) won bronze in the 100m at the World Championships in 1999

Chambers last represented Great Britain internationally 10 years ago but has continued to race despite becoming a coach at his own academy in Lee Valley.

He entered the UKA Outdoor Championships in 2021 and 2022, although he failed to get through the 100m heats.

In Birmingham, Chambers could meet a fellow former 60m world champion in Richard Kilty, as well as reigning British champion Reece Prescod and Eugene Amo-Dadzie, who was a world 100m semi-finalist last year.

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, 35, also entered the event fresh from his appearance as Nitro on the BBC’s remake of Gladiators.