Dasaolu looking to build on 2013
James Dasaolu admits this year is the biggest of his career so far as he looks to prove he is not a "one-season wonder".
The 26-year-old sprinter enjoyed a breakthrough 2013, winning his first major medal with 60 metres silver at the European Indoor Championships and then running 9.91 seconds for 100m to become the second fastest Briton in history.
He dipped below 10secs again at the World Championships in Moscow, running 9.97s on the way to making the final, but knows this is the year to start producing those sorts of times on a regular basis.
Asked if this season was the most important of his career to date, Dasaolu said: "I couldn't agree more. You get people who are one-season wonders, but I want to continue what I did last year - going sub 10 and picking up a medal.
"I just want to win more medals, go sub 10 on a more consistent basis, race more on the Diamond League circuit and race the best sprinters out there in the world."
The Londoner opens his season at the Sainsbury's Glasgow International Match on Saturday, going up against veteran compatriot Dwain Chambers at the Emirates Arena.
The Loughborough-based athlete has been working on improving his start over the winter with his coach Steve Fudge as he targets a podium place at the World Indoor Championships in Poland in March.
Asked about his aims for the World Indoors, he said: "To pick up a medal, to build on what happened last year and keep the ball rolling."
That would put Linford Christie's British 100m record of 9.87, set in 1993, in his sights, although Dasaolu maintains he is not fixating on replacing the former Olympic champion on top of the pile.
"I would one day like to hold the British record, but I'm not really focused on it," he said.
More important is becoming more physically robust, following a second full winter working under Fudge, to allow him to race more regularly.
Having had to contend with being branded "fragile" earlier in his career, he was criticised last year for pulling out of a number of meetings, most notably a showdown with Usain Bolt at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium.
"I ran three or four personal bests in a row and it takes a lot out of the body," he said. "Going forward I do definitely want to compete more, it's just about not overloading the body.
"My body's gone 9.91, it's run personal bests, it's gone through rounds, so this year I will be able to do more than I did last year and next year I will be able to do more again. It's all about progressing.
"I'm fit and raring to go for the indoor season."
The International Match will see teams from Great Britain, the United States, a Commonwealth Select and, for the first time, Scotland, go up against each other.