Keely Hodgkinson smashes another record - in a different event!

Leigh's Keely Hodgkinson was in record-breaking form again at the weekend in a meeting at Nottingham.

Monday, 30th August 2021, 12:17 pm
Keely Hodgkinson

The 19-year-old, who won 800m silver at the Olympic Games last month, was running in the 400m as a guest.

And she continued her imperious summer by obliterating her personal best.

Her time of 52.61 was more than a second quicker than her previous best of 53.73.

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Not only was it the fastest GB junior time in 2021, it was the 10th best ever.

Indeed, only one European Under-20 athlete has run faster all season.

Hodgkinson – coached by Wigan’s Trevor Painter and his wife Jenny Meadows – last week moved up to second in the world rankings for 800m, her highest ever placing.

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