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Paralympian Paul Blake wins 2 golds in Dubai

Paul Blake Credit: Clare Green for Matchtight

University of Bath-based Paralympic champion Paul Blake has started his 2017 campaign in fine style by winning two golds and a silver at the Dubai 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix.

Blake ran his fastest 200m time since 2012 as he clocked 25.73 on the newly-laid track in Dubai to claim his first victory of the week.

He was back in action in the 400m, the distance he won gold in at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

He produced another strong showing to take silver in the final behind Algeria’s Sofiane Hamdi in 56.19.

A busy week concluded on Wednesday as Blake won gold in the 100m final, clocking 12.56 to finish ahead of fellow Brit Jordan Howe.

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Not enough medals for all runners at the Bath Half

A record number of people finished the Bath Half Marathon Credit: ITV News

Some competitors at the Bath Half Marathon missed out on a medal as organisers say they had a record number of finishers. Just under 13 thousand people took part in the event.

Among them were former Olympic rower James Cracknell and four times Iron Man World Champion Chrissie Wellington.

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