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Spen's European Champion

posted 4 Sep 2014, 13:48 by Spen A.C.   [ updated 19 Jan 2015, 14:36 ]
Keith with his gold medals
Spenborough has a European Champion! Veteran athlete Keith McGhie won the European Veteran Over 55 800 meters at the Ataturk Stadium in the Turkish city of Izmir on Saturday (30th August). 

On Friday (29th) Keith was the fastest qualifier winning his semi final in 2 mins 11.46 secs. The weather was warm, unlike the conditions he would be used to while training at Spen. The other semi was run at a slower pace but Keith showed his powers of recovery to run a little faster in the final winning by one second in a time of 2 mins 11.27 secs. 

On Sunday, the final day of the week long Championships, Keith ran the final leg of the GB 4x400m relay, beating teams from Germany, Italy and Russia to bring GB home as champions and gaining Keith his second championship medal. 

Congratulations to Keith on his European Championship success and for his performances in the senior and veterans league races this season.