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Adam Clarke and Racheal Bamford among Westminster Mile winners

May 25, 2015

Olympian Mile won by former world Mile record-holder Steve Cram in 5:40 with Olympian Shireen Bailey following home in second.

From Athletics Weekly

Adam Clarke and Racheal Bamford were the winners of the British Mile Championships at Sunday’s Bupa Westminster Mile, while David Weir broke the wheelchair world road Mile record when completing a hat-trick of victories on the London course.

Clarke, who was running his first Mile over any surface, pushed on after halfway to win impressively in 4:05.

His previous biggest win of note was the AAA Under-23 Championships 5000m in 2013.

The runner who was 15th on that day but otherwise usually has the measure of his training partner from St Mary’s, Jonny Hay, finished fast for second in 4:06. Ben Coldray was third in 4:07.

The women’s race was surprisingly won by steeplechaser Bamford, who sprinted past Mile specialists Charlene Thomas and Hannah England in the last 50 metres to win in 4:39 from Thomas’s 4:40 and England’s 4:41.

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Tags: steve cram (26) , rachel bamford (1) , bupa westminster mile (7) , adam clarke (1)

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