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Highlights from Norwich Union British Grand Prix

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Hatti Dean
Hatti Dean on way to British record

Hatti Dean (Hallamshire Harriers) continued her impressive form at the Norwich Union Grand Prix in Sheffield  with a new British record in the 3000m steeplechase. Dean's time of 9:45.22 placed her third behind the Jamaican pair of Korine Hinds and Mardrea Hyman. Fellow Brit Helen Clitheroe (Preston Harriers) came fourth with a personal best of 9:45.22.

In the woman's 400 metre hurdles Tasha Danvers-Smith (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers) came second behind Australia's Jana Rawlinson. Lee McConnell (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers) was fourth with a personal best of 56.04.

Andrew Baddeley
A lifetime best for Andrew Baddeley


Andrew Baddeley (Harrow) stormed to victory in the 1500m beating a world class field with a lifetime best of 3.34.74.


Nathan Morgan (Birchfield Harriers) jumped 7.92 to take second place in the long jump behind Brian Johnson of the USA whose winning leap was 7.99. Chris Tomlinson (Newham & Essex Beagles)came third in torrential rain with 7.90 and Jonathan Moore (Birchfield Harriers) was sixth with a best jump of 7.45.


Nicola Sanders (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow) continued her return from injury with victory and a season's best 51.01 in the 400m, Monique Hennagan of the USA was second and Joanne Cuddihy of Ireland was third.


In cold conditions the fastest man in the world, Tyson Gay took the men's 100m in 10.13. Briton Marlon Devonish (Coventry Godiva Harriers) was second a tenth of a second behind with 10.23. Fellow Brits Tyrone Edgar (Newham & Essex Beagles) and Jason Gardener (Wessex & Bath AC)were fourth and fifth respectively in times of 10.29 and 10.41.


Jo Pavey (Exeter Harriers) came second in a fast 3000m with a time of 8.47.39 behind Kenyan Cherviyo, with both athletes recoding season' bests.


Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele smashed the British All Comers Record with a new personal best of 7.26.71 in the men's 3000m. Australia's Craig Mottram came second with Briton Mo Farah (Newham & Essex Beagles) in sixth with 7.42.83, a season's best.