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Man dies during Great Eastern Run in Peterborough

The Great Eastern Run 2015 Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has died during the Great Eastern run in Peterborough yesterday.

More than 5,000 people took part in the race.

The city council has confirmed the runner fell ill during the half marathon on Sunday and offered its condolences to the victim's friends and family.

On behalf of everyone involved in the organisation of the Perkins Great Eastern Run, I would like to say how saddened we are by the news.

We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends at what must be an incredibly difficult time.

– Annette Joyce, Peterborough City Council

It's not the first time competitors have died following the Cambridgeshire event. In 2010, two men were taken to hospital but could not be saved.

Norfolk boxer Walsh sets up world title shot

Liam Walsh will now fight for a world title. Credit: PA

Norfolk boxer Liam Walsh has earned himself a world title shot after winning the final eliminator on Saturday night.

The 30-year-old from Cromer outclassed Russian Andrey Klimov in Harrow to win on points and maintain his unbeaten record.

The victory means Walsh will now fight defending champion José Pedraza for the IBF world super-featherweight belt.

A venue for the bout hasn't been decided yet, although Walsh made it clear after Saturday's fight he would like to take on Pedraza in Norwich if possible.


Colchester United sign defender Lloyd Doyley

Colchester United sign defender Lloyd Doyley on a free transfer. Credit: PA

Colchester United have confirmed the signing of defender Lloyd Doyley on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old Lloyd played over 400 times for Watford, at both Championship and Premier League level and helped them to promotion to the Premier League in 2005/6 season.

A Jamaican international, Doyley will bring plenty of football knowledge to the U's dressing room and he is expected to be part of the squad for the weekend game against Newport.

His move will be completed subject to paperwork clearance.

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