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Joe Reid: Manx runner claims first senior British title

The 23-year-old represented the Isle of Man at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Manx athlete Joe Reid has been crowned the British indoor 800m champion after the winner was disqualified.

He had originally finished second behind Liverpool’s Jamie Webb who was later disqualified for “track contact”.

Reid’s winning time of 1:48.41 was a tenth of a second quicker than Guy Learmonth with Spencer Thomas third.

The 23-year-old, who represented the Isle of Man at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, said it showed “anything can happen indoors”.

He added: “It was so special to have my family there for my first senior title.”

The Cardiff student is chasing a time of 1:48.00 to qualify for a place on the British team for next month’s European Indoors in Glasgow.

“I’ve now got a week to try and run the European Indoor championship qualifying standard and get myself on the team,” he said.

“I should have more news soon on where and when that race will be.”

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