City athletes impress at World Masters Championships in Lyon


CITY athletes Edmund Shillabeer and Simon Anderson both impressed at the World Masters Championships in Lyon, France.

Race walker Shillabeer won an individual bronze in the over-75s 20km event.

The 76-year-old, who helped Great Britain to a team gold, clocked two hours and 14.35 minutes.

He had earlier claimed a fourth place in the 10km race in a time of 1:05.37.

Meanwhile, City of Plymouth athlete and coach Anderson (pictured) certainly had his work cut out on the track in the highly-competitive over-50s 800m and 1,500m events.

British Masters champion Anderson finished just outside the medals in the 1,500m final.  He ended up fifth, following a sprint finish, with a time of 4:18.16. The race was won by his Great Britain team-mate David Heath.

There was a big entry for the 800m and so there were heats, semis and a final.

Anderson, though, reached the final, clocking 2:10.41 in the heats and then 2:08.90 in the semis before finishing 11th in 2:10.64 in the final.


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