Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Georgia Helps Britain Make Running History

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Georgia Helps Britain Make Running History

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ATHLETICS Tameside teenager Georgia Taylor-Brown helped Britain to a historic medal at the World Cross Country Championships in Poland, writes TREVOR BAXTER.

The Droylsden starlet was second top finisher for the Brits, who secured a first ever podium finish in the junior girls age group category.

It was also Britain's first world medal since 2004.

Sale Harrier Taylor-Brown, who won the European Junior triathlon title last year, finished 17th, one place behind British number one Emelia Gorecka.

The duo helped fend off a late challenge by Japan to secure third place.

Stockport Harrier Steve Vernon, the GB captain, was in the senior men's squad who finished 11th while partner Elle Baker and Leigh Harrier Lauren Howarth helped the senior women's squad to seventh place.

Delighted Taylor-Brown said: "The start was so fast and I thought this is not going to be a good day.

"I just thought I've got to build into it and as Steve (Vernon) said during his team speech, run your own race - and obviously it worked. …

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