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Bittersweet for Rooney as he is declared an Olympic medallist

Croydon Harrier Martyn Rooney is an Olympic medallist, eight years after he’d finished his race. Rooney, along with his team mates from Great Britain’s 4×400 metres relay squad who finished fourth at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, have been promoted to … Continue reading

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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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Double champion Rooney proves a point and relays a message

Martyn Rooney ensured his place among the greats in British athletics history last night when he retained his European 400 metres title in Amsterdam, and promptly stirred another row with officials over selections for the relay squads this weekend. The … 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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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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