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ENNIS THE MENACE OVER HURDLES.

Byline: Mark woods Mark Woods (born 1972 in Belfast) is a sports writer and broadcaster based in Edinburgh.

He is one of the UK's best known basketball journalists as well as one of the foremost writers on cricket in Scotland, contributing to a number of newspapers including The Sun, The
 

Heptathlon heptathlon: see under decathlon.
heptathlon

Women's athletics competition. Contestants take part in seven different track-and-field events: 100-m hurdles, shot put, high jump, long jump, javelin throw, and 200- and 800-m runs.
 hotshot Jessica Ennis Jessica Ennis (born 28 January, 1986 in Sheffield) is a British athlete, competing in the heptathlon. Her first senior championships was the 2005 World University Games, where she won the bronze medal.  charged to the top of the world 60 metres hurdles rankings yesterday- proving she's no seven-event wonder.

The Olympic hope left world silver medallist Danielle Carruthers for dead as she set a new best of 7.87secs at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham.

The Sheffield-born star means business as she gears up for the defence of her world indoor pentathlon pentathlon (pĕntăth`lən), composite athletic event. In ancient Greece it comprised leaping, foot racing, wrestling, discus throwing, and casting the javelin.  title in Istanbul next month.

Five months from London 2012, the blistering time was more than even Ennis could hope for. She said: "I didn't expect to run that quickly. I feel in good shape and the hurdles have been going really well."

Ennis then soared to her best indoor long jump of 6.47m but her effort was dwarfed by Shara Proctor who smashed the British indoor record with a massive 6.80m.

Proctor said: "In my mind I had 6.71m because I had a dream so I came out aiming at that. Then after I jumped that I said, 'Shara, you can go further'. So I did."

Mo Farah suffered a rare defeat but set a new European two-miles record of 8:08.07 as he ran second to Eliud Kipchoge.

Scots prospect Guy Learmonth staked a claim for the GB squad for Istanbul with the quickest 800m of his career.

The 19-year-old Midlothian kid, who was second in last week's trials, bagged the qualifying time with 1:47.84 as he latched on to the searing pace of Ethiopia's Mohamed Aman out front.

Holly Bleasdale continued her build-up to London by winning the pole vault with a leap of 4.70m after two flops at 4.52m.

But Kilbarchan's Claire Gibson came up just short in her attempt to join the GB team in Turkey despite a new 1500m best.

Liu Xiang, the 2004 Olympic champion, won the 60m hurdles with Scot Chris Baillie running his quickest time for three years in the heats.

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 19, 2012
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