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Mark Symes – Double World Champion

Mark Symes – Double World Champion
Mike Neighbour
Mark Symes won V50 800m easily in a seasons best of 2.02.14 David Haines also from GB took the pace on for the first 300 with Mark staying out of trouble in 4th, Mark then caught David and cruised past taking the 2nd half of the race unchallenged and put a final kick in with 120 to go which sealed a fabulous win, which was especially sweet as he finished 4th in the outdoor 800 last year. Mark Symes completed a famous middle distance double in the World Indoor Champs V50 1500m in Torun, Poland. Mark stayed off the pace in 5th for the first few laps then moved onto the shoulder of fellow Brit, David Colishaw then with 500m to go Mark hit the front and pulled away to cross the line in 4.17 over a second ahead of David who held on for a British 1-2.