Keeping Track: Monday news column 10 December

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INGEBRIGTSEN SECURES EURO XC HAT-TRICK

18-year-old European senior champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the under 20 race at the European Cross Country Championships for an incredible third time in a row. The Norwegian was delighted with the overall success for his country. See full results here.

GB JUNIORS CLINCH EURO XC TEAM TITLE

Some gutsy running on a tricky surface in Tilburg from the likes of Amelia Quirk secured the gold medal for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team in the under 20 race. Quirk was first home in fifth, with Khahisa Mhlanga seventh and Grace Brock thirteenth. Read how the Brits got on here.

DASAOLU HAVING SURGERY TODAY

After raising more than £13,000, GB sprinter James Dasaolu is expected to go “urgent surgery” today on a ruptured achilles tendon. The 9.91s 100m man asked the public to help donate to help him reach his target of being fit for Tokyo 2020.

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DALEY THOMPSON QUESTIONS WHETHER RACISM WAS AT PLAY

In an interview with The Sunday Times, also reported in The Mail Online, Olympic champion Daley Thompson says attitudes at the time he was competing were different. He says ‘I started competing before the first black person had even played for England, so maybe subliminally some of the negativity I received was because of the colour of my skin.”

MOODY AND HOSKER-THORNHILL WIN TELFORD 10K

A competitive Telford 10K in Shropshire saw Serpentine AC’s Callan Moody take victory in 29:31, with Emily Hosker-Thornhill winning the women’s race in 32:54. Check out all the results.

VERITY OCKENDEN TURNS TO POETRY

After a bike accident this summer, distance runner and writer Verity Ockenden wrote poetry to keep her going. Read the interview with Fast Running.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS AWARDS CHARTER MARKS

The University of Birmingham, Leeds Beckett and Exeter are the first institutions to be awarded as part of a new Charter Mark system by England Athletics.

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First published on: 10 December, 2018 12:31 pm

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