Reece Prescod has left Britain’s 4x100m men’s relay team, leaving them in the grounded just days before the start of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

It is understood that matters came to a head earlier this week after the 27-year-old had missed a number of practice sessions during the buildup to the championship.

Despite Britain ability to still draw on other athletes, Prescod absence as the country’s second-fastest sprinter shows a significant blow to a relay team that has consistently brought back medals from major championships/events.

Inn Eugene, last year’s world championships, Prescod ran the anchor leg when the British team won bronze behind Canada and the USA in a time of 37.83sec.

Also this season, the athlete had showed his form by dipping under 10 seconds for the 100m.

Last month he qualified to run in the individual 100m in Budapest, which he still plans to do.

But where this leaves Prescod’s longer-term future is an open question.

According to Guardian, While his talent is undeniable, his attitude has been queried more than once, especially in 2021 when he admitted he was 8kg (18lb) overweight just before the Olympics due to a diet of Deliveroo takeaways and late-night sessions of Call of Duty.

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