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GB squad for Doha; ATHLETICS.

ELEVEN athletes with Loughborough connections have been selected in the GB team for the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Doha.

The 72-strong squad includes current psychology student Morgan Lake, who will be competing in the high jump and Loughborough PhD student Jessica Judd, who will contest the 5,000m.

There will also be a strong University alumni presence in Qatar, with Jamie Webb, Martyn Rooney, Jake Wightman, Beth Dobbin, Meghan Beesley, Jessica Turner, and Amy Allcock are all set to make an appearance at the Khalifa International Stadium. Joining them on the plane will be 800m runner Lynsey Sharp, who trains on campus with UK Athletics.

British Athletics performance director Neil Black reserved a "special mention" for Rooney, who has been picked in the 4x400m relay squad and will be taking part in his eighth World Championships.

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Publication:Loughborough Echo (Loughborough, England)
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Date:Sep 11, 2019
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