Cerebral Palsy Sport Young Sporting Ambassador Ellie Simpson set a new RaceRunning world record at the England Athletics Senior Championships in Manchester on the 28th July 2019.
In the 200m, Ellie’s time of 39.62s beat the previous record held by Kayleigh Haggo.
It was the second time RaceRunning was included at the England Athletics Senior Championships following its debut in 2018.
Ellie first tried athletics after watching the London 2012 Paralympic Games and later discovered RaceRunning at at Cerebral Palsy Sport Athletics event. She now trains in Sheffield and has gone on to compete for Team CP England at two World Games and works hard to help raise the profile of the sport.
After breaking the World Record Ellie said to Cerebral Palsy Sport,
“I can’t believe I’ve broken a world record! Over the past year, I’ve changed my training and I’ve upped it by quite a lot – I was starting to see the improvements and rewards, but I thought a world record was still a way off, if at all. So it was incredible to break the world record, especially in the weather conditions in Manchester this past weekend. All the hard work truly paid off!”
Find out more about Ellie’s story here
RaceRunning has officially been recognised by the International Paralympic Committee and will feature for the first time in the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai this November.
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