‘This is a reset’: Reece Prescod finds form after giving up Call of Duty and Deliveroo

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Sprinter accepts his lifestyle was holding his huge talent back but now he eyes the world championships and British 100m record

When Reece Prescod turned up at the UK Athletics trials last year, he was 8kg overweight after bingeing on fast food and cake from Deliveroo while enjoying epic eight-hour Call of Duty sessions deep into the night. Despite the 26-year-old’s highly unorthodox preparations, he still made the Tokyo Olympics, only to false start in the 100m semi-finals. There was also a gnawing sense that Britain’s most talented male sprinter was letting his extraordinary talent seep away.

A year on, Prescod is a changed man. As he heads to Manchester again for the UK trials for next month’s world championships in Eugene, Oregon he has sold his PlayStation 5, swapped fast food for cooking at home with Prep Kitchen, and worked hard to turn belly flab into lean muscle.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/23/reece-prescod-roars-into-form-after-giving-up-gaming-athletics under the title “‘This is a reset’: Reece Prescod finds form after giving up Call of Duty and Deliveroo”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.