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Croydon athlete Martin Rooney sixth in Diamond League meeting

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CROYDON'S Martin Rooney and his Great Britain team-mates came fourth in the men's 4x400m relay at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas last week. USA won the race to deny the Bahamas victory in front of a vocal home crowd. Trinidad and Tobago clocked 2:58.34 for a national record in third as a GB team of Michael Bingham, Conrad Williams, Nigel Levine and Rooney ran 3:00.32 for fourth. Levine ran almost his entire third leg with only one spike after it came off just after the baton handover. In making the respective finals, GB automatically qualified for both the men's and women's 4x100m and 4x400m at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Meanwhile, at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Rooney was sixth in the 400m race. In a thrilling finish, Grenada's Kirani James pipped Lashawn Merritt, with both men clocking 43.97 seconds.

Croydon athlete Martin Rooney sixth in Diamond League meeting


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