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Chambers has extra motivation

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Dwain Chambers is determined not only to restore his athletics credibility but also score maximum points to help the Norwich Union GB men's team win a place in September's IAAF World Cup.


The 28-year-old sprinter will, for the first time in almost three years, wear a British vest when chasing victory over 100 metres in the SPAR European Cup in Malaga.


"It's been a long time out of the sport and the regime of competition, so for me it's great to be back," said Chambers. "Can you imagine yourself being out of work for two-and-a-half years, not earning any money whatsoever and watching time fly by. That's what it was for me."


HE added: "I just had to keep my determination and my head focused as much as possible."


Chambers is adamant he will again reach the top flight, insisting: "I've got the experience, and that's what stays with me. That's all that matters to me.


"I believe I can do it again. I've been there once and I believe I can do it again. That's good enough for me."

The men's side need a top-two placing to ensure they will compete at the money-spinning World Cup final in Athens on September 16-17.


They avoided relegation 12 months ago only because this year's venue's nine-laned track offers an additional place.

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