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Finley sprints to success!

07 February 2020  |  Darren Smith

Finley Maynard, age 11, sprinted to success at a recent competition at Gateshead College. The Rowan House student, who was representing Middlesbrough (Mandale) Atheletics Club, competed against 14 other runners in the under 13 race.

Finley said of his victory: “I went to Gateshead College for the 60m sprint race. There were two races which I competed in. I won my heat with a time of 8:71 seconds. When I won the heat it felt amazing! I then went on to compete in the final race and won by 8milliseconds with a time of 8:56. This just goes to show how close athletics can be. When I won the final it felt ten times better than winning my heat because the top 3 from the final went onto their podium to collect their medal!”

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