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Tim wins for Britain

Monday 22 June 2009

Tim Benjamin returned to the Great Britain athletics team competing in the new European Athletics Team Championship with an impressive win in the 400m on Saturday last, clocking 45.57 sec. In sweltering conditions (around 40 degrees on the track) Tim ran a controlled race to beat a strong international field. On the second day of competition, Tim anchored the British 4 x 400m relay team to a comfortable victory in the final event of the 2 day competition, held on 20/21 June in Leiria, Portugal. The Great Britain combined men's and women's team finished third behind winners Germany and second placed Russia with France pushed into fourth place.

It was great to see Tim back in action for Britain after two years of injury when he came close to quitting the sport altogether. Congratrulations Tim.

Swansea's David Greene had got the team off to a great start by taking the opening track event, the 400m Hurdles so it was a successful outing for both Welsh athletes..