Joel Fearon on track for special Olympic double - The Coventry Observer

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Joel Fearon on track for special Olympic double

Coventry Editorial 25th Feb, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

JOEL Fearon has vowed to continue working hard on the track after he picked up a season’s best time in the 60 metres at Saturday’s Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Sheffield.

The Coventry-born athlete finished fourth in the final of the same event at last week’s British Championships, but he still managed to go 0.03 seconds quicker this week after clocking 6.70 seconds in the first heat.

Fearon is also a Winter Olympian on the Team GB bobsleigh team, having placed fifth in the Sochi Games last year.

And after his race at the weekend, the 26-year-old admitted it was important for him to get his head down on and focus on the sport that could see him complete a famous summer and winter Olympic double.

“I have not raced too much over the last couple of years doing the different sports, so I need to get back into racing.” said Fearon.

“The training is going really well, so I just need to build up some confidence out here on the battlefield.

“I am comfortable with how it is going, and I can’t be too upset.

“It’s my first indoor season for the last four years, and I have to roll with what I have got and move forward.

“The indoor season has been a bit up and down, but all in all you just have to work with whatever you get so you grow as an athlete, and that is what I am doing.

“My target is about getting ready for outdoors. This event was a tester for my coach and me to work on stuff and learn to build on aspects because it is my first year with him, and we have definitely learnt a lot.

“I have not run that fast yet, but it will happen and we will get there.”

Sainsbury’s is a proud partner of British Athletics. The partnership reflects Sainsbury’s wider commitment to inspiring healthy lifestyles for all, and complements grassroots campaigns such as Active Kids and the Sainsbury’s School Games. sainsburys.co.uk

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