Sainsbury’s British Championships | Birmingham Alexander Stadium | 27th, 28th, 29th June 2014

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The country’s greatest athletes gathered at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium over the last weekend of June and battled it out for the prestigious honour of being crowned the 2014 British champion. The competition was fierce as athletes also fought for places on the GB & NI team for the European Championships in Zurich later this summer.

The men’s 400m heated up as Nigel Levine came in second in the first heat to move onto the semi-finals and Luke Lennon-Ford joined him with a second place finish as well in the third heat. They met in the semi-final race where Nigel earned a spot to the finals after coming in 3rd with a time of 46.26. He placed 6th during the final race with a time of 46.62.

Mark Lewis-Francis made his way through the men’s 100m after placing second to move onto the semi-final competition. He placed 3rd with a time of 10.37, just short of joining the final race.

On the women’s side, Margaret Adeoye quickly captured attention after winning her heat of the women’s 200m with a time of 23.26. She moved onto the final race where she placed fourth overall and additionally competed in the women’s 100m, coming in 5th during the semi-finals.

The women’s triple jump was a success for Laura Samuel as she placed second overall with a measured final jump of 13.58.

New and old champions were crowned, with Dwain Chambers winning the final race of the weekend, the men’s 100m, which is his eighth British title. Goldie Sayers made it 11 British titles in the javelin.

There were further special performances from Tom Bosworth, who broke the British record en-route to winning the 5000m walk, as well as Charlie Grice becoming the youngest ever British 1500m champion.


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