Athletics: Christie to run indoors: Independent world champions

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The Independent Online
LINFORD CHRISTIE, who has parted company with his controversial agent Andy Norman, yesterday announced his intention to run in the World Indoor Championships in Barcelona next March.

The 34-year-old world and Olympic 100 metres champion intends to spend two months training in Australia before returning to challenge for a title that has so far eluded him.

Christie and Colin Jackson, the 110m hurdles world record holder, have decided to arrange their own races from now on through their management company, Nuff Respect.

Norman was sacked as promotions director by the British Athletic Federation six months ago, but a spokeswoman for Nuff Respect, Sue Barrett, said this had nothing to do with their decision. 'From a logistical point of view it makes sense to co-ordinate everything here. From a business point of view, all the money remains in-house.'