PDC World Championship: Steve Farmer success 'down to running'

Steve Farmer
Farmer is ranked 40 in the world

Steve Farmer believes his new fitness regime has helped him progress to the second round of the PDC World Darts Championship in London.

The Telford darts player beat Ronnie Baxter 3-2 in the first round of the tournament.

He told BBC Radio Shropshire: "I've been doing seven miles several times a week. In that deciding set I'd normally run out of stamina, but now I don't."

"I've been getting into shape and doing lots of running to help my game."

He added: "I'm going to have a great Christmas now. I might treat myself to a nice dinner, but no pudding."

Farmer crashed out of the same event last year in the first round.

"When I drew Ronnie in the first round, I thought 'there's no God, what a tough draw that is'. I couldn't believe it, my last dart hit the double every time."

Farmer, ranked 40 in the world, will now play German qualifier Kevin Munch in the second round on Friday.

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