WORKINGTON Athlete Oliver Dustin is set to race at the Olympics in today's 800m in Tokyo.

The 20-year-old runner will compete in this afternoon's second heat with hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals.

Oliver, who attended Keswick School, has a good chance of qualifying after consistently performing in recent months.

In a post on his social media, the Olympian said: “The culmination of years and years of hard work, this is only the start!

“Feeling ready, time for a big performance.

“See you on the other side!”

Dustin, who attends Birmingham University, broke Seb Coe’s Under 23 British record when he ran the 800m in 1.43.82 this June.

His race will be on the BBC at 1.58pm.