Success for Kent racers
Success for Kent racers

It was a weekend of success for Kent’s Tom Bosworth and Jack Green on the athletics track.

Bosworth was one of four British 20km race walkers that secured qualification for the British Athletics team for the IAAF World Championships London 2017.

Tom Bosworth, from Tonbridge and Gemma Bridge took the British and English Titles, with the latter clocking a huge personal best of 92.33, the second fastest ever performance by a female British race walker over the 20km distance.

In the men’s 20km, Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson went to the front from the start and soon established a lead ahead of Dominic King and Greek Zacharias Tsamoudakis which they maintained throughout.

They walked together until the last 100 metres, when in a sprint finish, Bosworth took the victory in 84.58, just a second ahead of Wilkinson, as they both secured their places on the team for London at the trial event.

Bosworth commented on his victory: “It was fantastic to take the victory and to secure my selection for London. I can now focus on performing to the best of my ability in London on The Mall. It was great that the Leeds public got behind me today”.

Meanwhile, Jack Green had a weekend to remember in Lille, France, by winning the 400 metre hurdles final.

The 25 year old double Olympian showed why he is one of the most exciting prospects on the circuit by storming to victory in a time of 49:47.

This coming weekend Jack is back in action at Birmingham for the World Championship trials. A top 2 finish will mean automatic selection with Jack being the only 400 metre hurdler with a qualifying time under his belt.