Category Archives: James Dasaolu

Rooney apologises for his performance, on and off the track

Croydon Harrier Martyn Rooney has issued an apology after announcing on national television that he “ran like a dick” at the Rio Olympics. Rooney had just been eliminated at the heats stage of the 400 metres when he gave his … Continue reading

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Rooney proves a point as he flies on his Chinese magic carpet

Croydon Harrier Martyn Rooney proved a point today, when the British athletics team captain stormed to a lifetime best performance in the 400 metres heats on the second day of the world championships in Beijing. Rooney raced to 44.45sec for … Continue reading

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Young Harriers break records at London Olympic Stadium

Three sprint relay teams from Croydon Harriers tasted victory in London’s Olympic Stadium at the Anniversary Games last Friday evening. Eight teams of Croydon Harriers sprinters got the chance to stretch their legs on the big stage alongside Usain Bolt … Continue reading

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Europe’s fastest man Dasaolu looking for flying start in 2015

European 100 metres champion James Dasalou is predicting even better things for 2015. The Croydon Harrier, who won his first major outdoors title in Zurich last August, believes that his first full winter of hard training without interruption from injury … Continue reading

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Gold adds lustre to Rooney’s consistently quick career

Croydon finished the European athletics championships in Zurich last night in sixth place in the medals table with three golds – just behind Russia, but reassuringly ahead of Poland – after Martyn Rooney brought home the relay team in first … Continue reading

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Rooney’s long wait for gold ends in triumph in Zurich

Croydon’s Martyn Rooney finally fulfilled his promise tonight by claiming the European 400 metres title in Zurich, the first international gold medal of his senior career. “It’s been a long time coming,” he admitted after his lap of honour around … Continue reading

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Dasaolu strikes gold as south London dominates at Euros

Croydon Harrier James Dasaolu tonight won the 100 metres gold medal for Britain at the European athletics championships in Zurich. The 26-year-old sprinter was never headed and finished well clear of the favourite, France’s 2010 champion, Christophe Lemaitre, as another … Continue reading

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