In the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, shown live on the BBC, Jonny Mellor smashed the club record for the 3000m to secure a qualifying time for the IAAF World Indoor Championships which are taking place next month in Sopot, Poland.

Jonny held the previous club record of 7:51.88 but produced a truly outstanding run finishing in 8th place in 7:46.73 to set a new record and place him into 9th place on the all time rankings. The qualifying time for the World Championships is set at 7:52.00.

The race was packed full of the world’s best and Jonny held his own, did his club proud and thoroughly deserves his place in the World Championships.

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