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Thursday 18 September 2014

Britton wins major award

Published 21/11/2012 | 08:48

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Wicklow's Fionnuala Britton is presented with her award by Ray Colman, CEO of Woodies DIY.

THE Endurance Athlete Award went to Fionnuala Britton (Kilcoole AC) who struck gold at the European Cross Country Championships in Velenje last December.

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Britton was also the worthy winner of the Track and Field Athlete of the Year Award. She came agonisingly close to securing a bronze medal over 10,000m at the European Outdoor Championships in Helsinki, having to settle for fourth on that occasion. Britton went on to the London Olympics and placed 15th in the 10,000m and then returned a few days later to run a personal best of 15:12.97 in the heats of the 5,000m.

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