Bobsledder Joel Fearon named in Team GB’s 4x100m squad for 2016-17

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The bobsledder Joel Fearon, who shocked everybody – including himself – by becoming the joint-third fastest British sprinter over 100m earlier this year, has been named in British Athletics’ 4x100m squad for 2017.

Fearon, who represented Great Britain as part of the four-man bobsleigh team that finished fifth at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, ran 9.96sec at the English Athletics Championships in Bedford this July having almost given up on track and field after missing the trials for Rio through injury. His ambition now is to win a medal at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018 and then do the same at summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.

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