Nike Talks World Indoors 2018, Week Five, Day Two: Morgan Lake wants to make her second World Indoor Championships, that means Birmingham

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Lake_MorganQ-WC17.jpgMorgan Lake, photo by PhotoRun.net

For the next four weeks, Nike is sponsoring a daily homage to the World Indoors by RunBlogRun. From Monday to Friday, we feature athletes from US, UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. On Saturdays and Sundays, we feature a great moment from World Indoor Championship history, again thanks to sponsor, Nike. We hope that you like this series.

Today, we feature, for Week Five, Day 2, Morgan Lake as our British athlete, focusing on Birmingham.

Morgan Lake is one of those amazing British athletes that we have seen come from the multi-events. In 2014, fans remember Morgan winning the U20 Heptathlon and the U20 high jump. That was a rarefied success.

High Jump Final- Oregon 2014, World Juniors #hj #final #oregon14

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Now, Morgan is focused on the high jump, and is looking for the 1.97m HJ qualifiying for British Atheltics to be considered for the 2018 World Indoors.

Morgan Lake has competed in both Rio Olympics and London World Champs, both in the high jump. She has a PB of 1.96m.

Can't wait to be back competing again #whereswally

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Will we see her in the heptathlon again? Yes, but not now. Morgan told Athletics Weekly: "I do still want to have one last shot (at the heptathlon) but it definitely wouldn't be this year. I'm not really in a rush to get back to it just yet."

Watch Morgan Lake over the next few weeks, as the British Champs are February 16-17. On her need for a one centimeter PB, Morgan told Athletics Weekly: "I'm one centimetre off the qualifying height at the moment and it depends on invites and stuff like that and how the rest of the indoor season goes. If I do qualify then, definitely, it's going to be a big aim of mine. I know a lot of athletes from other countries are like 'oh, 2018 is a quiet year'. But for us it's huge!"

The talented young Brit, whose name is mentioned as a huge talent (think Jessica Ennis Hill), is already named to the Commonwealth Games.

We wish Morgan Lake best wishes in her pursuit of Birmingham. After her sixth place in London last summer, Morgan has told media that competing in front of a home crowd is a big wish.

(Read more at http://www.athleticsweekly.com/news/morgan-lake-high-hopes-74821#HvmQVXRAlWX70atT.99)

For more information on the World Indoors Birmingham in March 2018, please go to www.wicbirmingham2018.com .

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