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World Junior Championships +Video | 19-24/07/16 Bydgoszcz Poland
Last edited: Tuesday July 26th 2016
Warrington Athletic Club's Harriet Knowles-Jones represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz Poland from 19th-24th July running in the 1500 metres.In her heat on Friday 22nd with the first 4 qualifying automatically for the final plus the next 4 fastest Harriet finished in 6th place in 4 minutes 21.91 seconds which was enough to get her into the finalist the fourth fastest non automatic qualifier.

In the final on Sunday 24th Harriet was towards the rear of the pack for the first 700 metres as her teammate Bobby Clay set a fast pace.As the African and American runners took up the lead approaching the bell Harriet was in 9th place but seemed to be losing ground.Harriet continued to chase hard round the final lap to snatch 8th place from the second Kenyan just before the line as she smashed her personal best time by almost 3 seconds with 4 minutes 15.49 seconds.

1 Adanech Anbesa Ethiopia 4 min 08.07 secs
2 Fantu Worku Ethiopia 4 min 08.43 secs
3 Christina Aragon USA 4 min 08.71 secs
4 Winfred Nzisa Mbithe Kenya 4 min 09.25 secs
5 Alexa Efraimson USA 4 min 12.23 secs
6 Beatha Nishimwe Rwanda 4 min 12.33 secs
7 Bobby Clay GB & NI 4 min 13.09 secs
8 Harriet Knowles-Jones GB & NI 4 min 15.49 secs
9 Joyline Cherotich Kenya 4 min 15.72 secs
10 Lili Das India 4 min 17.29 secs
11 Fatma Arik Turkey 4 min 20.90 secs
12 Olivia Burdon New Zealand 4 min 25.94 secs

Watch the video (click here)