LONDON (GBR, May 21): Jessica Andrews created a huge surprise by winning the Olympic 10,000m Trials held in Highgate in North London last night. The 23-year-old lowered her lifetime best from 33:21.53 to 31:58.0 to secure qualification for the Olympics. Andrews defeated former world 10,000m champion Linet Masai (32:02.5) and Beth Potter (32:05.4) who also secured qualification for Rio. European champion Jo Pavey has been suffering from a chest infection and dropped back to tenth in 33:22.8. She will turn her attention to securing the qualifying time for the 5000m. Ross Millington won the men’s race in 28:28.2 ahead of Spain’s Juan Antonio Perez (28:30.1) and Dewi Griffiths (28:34.4) with pre-race favourite Andy Vernon fourth in 28:48.8.
To learn more, read Sean Ingle’s fine article in the GuardianUK: Fantastic ieces by Sean Ingle from #GuardianUK!https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2016/may/22/hampstead-heath-athletics-british-10000m-trials