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Jeremiah Azu Keeps The Faith After Injury Blow Forces Him Out Of World Indoor Championships


By David Williams

Jeremiah Azu has pulled out of the Great Britain team for the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow that start on Friday.

The Welsh sprinter has been troubled recently by a hamstring injury.

Azu clocked 6.60 seconds as he won the 2024 UK indoor title in Birmingham in February.

But the 22-year-old wrote on social media, “We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

The injury is a blow to Azu who is eyeing a spot at the Paris Olympics this summer.

Earlier this month, he told Dai Sport, “Of course, for outdoors my target is to run sub-10.I ran 10.04 last year but I really want to get in that exclusive club of sub-10 this year and I think I can.

“My main goal is to make the British team then make the final in Paris.”

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Meanwhile, Laura Muir will snub home comforts to ensure she is in the right frame of mind to win gold at the World Indoor Championships.

Muir is planning her assault on the 3000m in Glasgow but the Scot, who is based in Glasgow, intends to remain with the team rather than stay at home during the Championships.

Muir, who won 1500m and 3000m gold at the European Indoors in Glasgow in 2019, said: “I’m going to stay in the team hotel. I think it’d be hard to get myself in the mindset that I’m going to compete at a World Championships final.

“It’s better when it’s a straight final to not be coming from my sofa. So I’m going to go into the team hotel.

“I never really took it in because I didn’t know if I was definitely going quite yet. I don’t want to do anything until I’m definitely going but it’s really nice.

“I’ve got a lot of fond memories from that track from competing there before. So I’m just going to go there and I’m going to enjoy it and that’s the most important thing for me.”


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