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Kelly Holmes, GBR

Full Name: NAME
Born: 19 April 1970, (Pembury, Kent)
Sex:  Female
Height: 1.64m
Weight: 55kg
Event: Middle Distance
Club: Ealing, Southall and Middlesex AC
Coach: Margo Jennings


Kelly Holmes sharpened up for next month's World Indoor Championships in Budapest with a blistering victory in Sheffield. The 33-year-old turned the 800 metres at the Norwich Union World Trials into a solo display as she clocked a championship record two minutes 1.40 seconds. Holmes streaked clear from the start to win by over five seconds from Becky Lyne at the English Institute of Sport.

"That was a good run-out, a little speed work," said Holmes.

“I am very pleased with the run, it is such a shame Maria fell over because it could have made an even better race and finish.  I think it is the first time I have been in front of her in a race, it is a shame, but I am very pleased with my performance.  I have had some problems with my chest leading up to this, so I wasn’t sure how I was going to go, but I felt really strong and very positive.  The crowd were excellent and really helped.  It’s great running here.

“I am going back to Valencia to train and concentrate on running the 1500m in the World Indoor Championships”.


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