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Megan Keith Crowned U23 European Cross Country Champion

Megan Keith was crowned the women’s U23 champion at the 2023 SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Brussels with a record breaking result.

Sport Scholar and Sport Science student Megan Keith impressed once again on the European stage representing Great Britain in the U23 race. From the outset Keith took a confident lead building her momentum on every lap of the challenging course. Crossing the finish line with a time of  25 minutes and 32 seconds, recording a record winning margin of 1 minute 23 seconds, more than double the previous best across championship history (39 seconds).

Image of megan keith running at the European Cross Country Championships in Brussels

The gold medallist's performance also played a key role in securing the team gold alongside teammates Alexandra Millard and Eloise Walker’s 11th and 15th place finishes leading to a record 7 medals for the Great Britain squad.

Keith's outstanding performance highlights her hard work and determination as she continues to balance her academic endeavours whilst be recognised as a rising star in the world of athletics. Megan is now focusing on building her momentum on both track and cross-country circuits following an impressive debut at the World Athletics Championships earlier this summer. 

 

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