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Robbie Britton on GB team for IAU 24H World ChampionshipsApril 11, 2017
British Athletics announces a 10-strong team for the event in Belfast
Robbie Britton and Sharon Law have been named on the 10-strong British team for the IAU 24H World Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on July 1-2.
Britton, who claimed world and European bronze at 2015’s combined championships in Turin, will be joined by Pat Robbins and Dan Lawson. Robbins’ lifetime best of 256.801km secured him seventh place in 2015, while Lawson earns his third British vest having won European gold in Albi, France, last October.
Marco Consani and James Stewart complete the men’s team.
On the women’s team, 2016 IAU Trail World Championships team bronze medallist Beth Pascall will contest her first 24-hour championships in a British vest following one previous attempt which brought victory at 2015’s Self-Transcendence race in Tooting, thanks to a run of just over 230km.
Company to Pascall comes from experienced 24-hour runner Sharon Law, while Ali Young steps up to compete against the world’s best ultra-runners following an 18th place finish at last year’s European Championships.
After finishing as the top Briton in 2015 in 12th out of the 123 females in Turin, Debbie Martin-Consani is back in action once again, while Jess Baker will also be hoping for a strong showing in Belfast’s Victoria Park.
British team for the IAU 24H World Championships in Belfast