DORCHESTER athlete Paul Blake’s bid for a second IPC World Championship gold ended in disappointment with fifth place in the T36 400m final in Dubai.

Blake, 29, who won T36 800m gold last week, qualified for the 400m race with a season’s best time of 55.85 seconds but, while consistent, could not better that pace as his time of 55.91 was beaten by four other athletes.

Australia’s James Turner shattered the previous world record of 53.31 to record a new best of 51.71 in winning gold – some 3.96 seconds quicker than his time in heat one on Wednesday.

Previous world record holder, Russia’s Evgenii Shvetsov, also ran under world record pace in 53.18 for a new area record.

New Zealand’s William Stedman ran a season’s best 54.28 to claim bronze ahead of Poland’s Krzysztof Ciuksza with 55.64.

Colombia’s Juan Moreno Marquez (57.09), Argentina’s Alexis Sebastian Chavez (57.70) and Algerian Sid Ali Bouzourine rounded out the eight positions.