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Turkish Delight for Joe

Sunday 12 February 2012

At the UK Indoor Championships and World Championship Trials, held in Sheffield today, 12th February, Cardiff's Joe Thomas dominated the men's 800m to win in another indoor personal best time of 1:47.26; which is also a stadium record. Joe led from the gun and, at the bell, accelerated away from the field to win by 25 or more metres and thus confirmed his place in the British team for the World Indoor Chamnpionships to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in March. Joe's time places him equal 9th on the latest world rankings and his run of superb form indicates a lot more to come.

Also at the championships, Cardiff's Charlotte Arter (20) ran a controlled and well judged race to take the silver medal in the women's 1500m final. Bethan Strange placed 7th in the same race

Experienced sprinter Christian Malcolm just missed out on another medal to add to his collection, coming fourth in the men's 60m final which was won by Dwain Chambers.