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Gold for Tom

Sunday 10 December 2017

Making his Great Britain debut, Cardiff's Tom Marshall anchored the GB team to victory in the first edition of the mixed relay at the European Cross Country Championships in Somerin, Slovakia, today.

Taking over on the fourth and final leg with a 4 seconds advantage, Tom immediately put the pressure on the chasing Czech star and increased the gap; and although the silver and bronze medallists were closing in the final 400m, Tom held on for a fine win.

Tom was a late replacement for GB international Charlie Grice and, after the race, he said, “I wanted to win this so badly, coming back up that home straight, there was no way I was going to let anyone past me.”

In the under 20 men's race, Jake Heyward finished 30th out of 107 finishers.