Daniel Rowden defeats Jake Wightman to take British 800m title at British Championships

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The first weekend of September has proven to be an exciting one with a few records taken. The one-hour world records taken by Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan and Brit Mo Farah in Brussels at the Diamond League meet, respectively. Kenyan distance runner Peres Jepchirchir took down the women-only race world half-marathon record in Prague on Saturday. 

The British Athletics Championships have proven to be exciting too. 

At the British championships, there was an exciting men’s 800m race. 

See full report from the BBC

Daniel Rowden powered past Jake Wightman to take the British 800m title in a thrilling finish in Manchester.

Rowden, 22, had surgery in April 2019 but looked back to his best as he surged past 1500m Commonwealth bronze medallist Wightman on the home straight to win in 1:45.94.

“It’s very special,” Rowden said.

“It’s been such a weird year. It was a tough road back. I had surgery in April 2019. It sorted me out but it took me a while to get back going again.

“To be out here and take the title is incredible.”

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