COLCHESTER race walker Dominic King suffered disappointment after he was disqualified at the IAAF World Championships, in Qatar.

Competing for Great Britain in the Men’s 50K walk, the two-time Olympian fell foul of the judges and was disqualified just before the two-hour mark in searing conditions, in Doha.

King, who is third all-time in the UK, was one of four competitors to be disqualified at the event, held at the Khalifa International Stadium.

His Great Britain team-mate Cameron Corbishley, second all-time in the UK and the youngest competitor in the field, was among the chasing pack after making a strong start to the event.

But the Maidstone and Medway athlete was also disqualified just before the two-hour mark, after falling foul of the judges on course.

Japan's Yusuke Suzuki won the event with 43-year-old Joao Vieira from Portugal finishing second to become the oldest person to win a medal in World Championship history.

In today, 14 walkers dropped out of the men’s race from a field of 46.