COLCHESTER sprinter Charlie Dobson scooped a superb bronze at the World Athletics Championships, in Budapest.

Alongside Alex Haydock-Wilson, Lewis Davey and Rio Mitcham, Dobson was part of the men's 4x400 metres men's relay team that came third behind the USA and France.

Great Britain won bronze in 2:58.71, holding off back-to-back silver medallists Jamaica.

Dobson, 23, ran a brilliant second leg and powered down the home straight, to put the Great Britain team into second spot.

The Colchester Harriers runner's split time was the second fastest ever by a Great Britain 4x400m athlete.


The United States won gold, while France finished second.

Two-time world Olympic 110m hurdles champion Colin Jackson praised Dobson's performance on BBC TV.

"Very strong running once again by Charlie Dobson," he said.

Dobson battled back from injury to take his place in the Great Britain squad, at the World Championships.

The former St Benedict’s student, who graduated from Loughborough University earlier this summer, represented Great Britain for the second year running as part of the nation's 4x400m relay squad.