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Monday 21st October – World Masters, Porto Alegre, Brazil


Report from Caroline Marler: Unexpectedly won the 800m gold -very, very pleased and time was good too – 2.47.41 (best since last summer – had only done one this year – 3.03 at windy Grimsby!))

Ran sensibly as per Nick’s instructions, stayed in 2nd place after the break and covered 400m in a sensible 81.? which meant I felt OK down the back straight. Stayed behind the leader, an American, and ran in 2nd lane to make it harder for the Australian who was just behind to get past. At 200m decided to go for it as felt OK and didnt want to leave it later as the Australian is a 200/400m runner. Got well ahead and although she caught up a bit, won by a good margin.
2nd K.Heagney (Australia) 2.48.29
3rd Ulla Karneback 2.51.76
Achilles now being iced as sore but don’t run 400m heats until Friday.
Update from Caroline:

No more medals I am afraid! I won my heat of the 400m. but it aggravated the existing achilles problem so that although I started the final the next day I couldn´t complete the race. It hurt a lot from the gun and after 300 I couldn´t put any power through the ankle and i dropped out – could have limped in and finished 4th but there didn´t seem any point. It is too sore today to participate in the relays which is a shame but I can´t complain too much – I have a gold! I will send a photo later.

We are off to Iguassu and the AMAZON NEXT.

  1. #1 by Tamara on October 21, 2013 - 9:39 pm

    Fantastic, as always! Hope someone looking after the garden whilst you’re away 🙂

  2. #2 by Antonio Cardinale on October 21, 2013 - 10:06 pm

    Congratulation Caroline ,for winning the gold medal in the 800m in 2.47 that is really an excellent time , best wishes to do well for your Friday 400m heats.

  3. #3 by Howard on October 24, 2013 - 4:06 pm

    Superb. You are now ‘The Golden Girl’

  4. #4 by Caron Ralph on October 27, 2013 - 4:01 pm

    Nice one Caroline-very well deserved!

  5. #5 by Andrew Robertshaw on October 27, 2013 - 8:01 pm

    Brilliant run for yet another world title Caroline, I hope the injury is fine for the relays.

  6. #6 by Matt on October 28, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    Congatulations Caroline – you do us proud. An inspiration to us all to just keep running!

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