Ohuruogu is a relay queen!

NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLES Olympic and world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu teamed up with rivals to set a new UK record at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday. Nicola Sanders (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow), UK 400m hurdles champion Perri Shakes

NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLES Olympic and world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu teamed up with rivals to set a new UK record at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Nicola Sanders (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow), UK 400m hurdles champion Perri Shakes-Drayton (Shaftesbury Barnet) and Olympic 800m runner Jemma Simpson (Newquay & Par) all joined forces to set the record.

The all-British quartet were taking part in the rarely run 200m x 200m x 400m x 800m medley relay distance against strong international opposition in the USA.

They placed fifth in 3.40.38, taking over 10 seconds from the previous best time.


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Ohuruogu led the team off before handing to Sanders, on to Shakes-Drayton, before Simpson brought the baton home.

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