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Harrison to race Qatar 100k

Leamington Editorial 19th Aug, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

LEAMINGTON C & AC’s Sue Harrison has been called up to represent Great Britain in the World 100km Championships in Doha, Qatar in November.

The 43-year-old has twice represented Great Britain in the 100km distance, once in the 2011 World and European Championships in Holland where she helped Great Britain win the European Team silver medal and then in last year’s European Championships at Belves, France she won the individual bronze medal.

Her time of 7.48.12 was the best by a British woman in 2013 and ranked her fourth in the World for the year.

“I am delighted to be selected to run for my country again. It is a proud honour to be able to put on the British vest in a World Championship. As always I look forward to the challenge.”

“I have been running for 27 years and moved up the up the distances over years. My first marathon was in 2001 and in 2010 I completed the London Marathon and narrowly missed out on Commonwealth Games and European Championship selection.

“However, it was then that I was given the chance to represent England in the 50km World Trophy Final in Galway Ireland and I won.”

This was Harrison’s first ‘ultra’ race, which is the term given to any distance above a marathon, and she smashed the British record and the world masters’ time at the age of 39.

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