Category Archives: Martyn Rooney

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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City Hall documents confirm Palace park schemes are linked

Attempts by one of Sebastian Coe’s companies to distance themselves from any relationship with China’s ZhongRong Group appear to be in vain after the Greater London Authority published its consultants’ brief and an interim report which demonstrate that any scheme … Continue reading

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Coe is accused of ‘world-class hypocrisy’ over Palace plans

Some of London’s leading athletes and coaches have reacted with dismay and horror at plans, revealed this week, to demolish the athletics stadium and indoor training facilities at Crystal Palace. And there is mounting anger among some senior athletics figures … 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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