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Charlie's American dream: XC and track success

  • Posted February 21, 2021

Charlie's American dream: XC and track success

Charlie Wheeler is spending this year at the University of Wisconsin in the United States on an athletic scholarship, studying for a master’s degree in kinesiology.

Two weeks ago he competed in the Big 10 XC Championships in Shelbyville, Illinois, where he finished 6th in a time of 24.13 (8k race),and his university team won the team title. See https://www.tfrrs.org/results/xc/17574/Big_Ten_Cross_Country_Championships?fbclid=IwAR1RzXFfOaNV102ErAjE3YvKwFNgE1OAPjpnc8If-1E6KcEPvRQLAG86AWg

On 13 February Charlie competed at the Hawkeye B1G Invitational in Iowa City, where he ran a 7.58 3000m – a 24-second PB that ranks him 8th in the UK. It’s also a new MKDP club record. Full results are at https://www.tfrrs.org/results/67448/4071236/Hawkeye_B1G_Invitational/Men_3000m_Run_Premier/?fbclid=IwAR2gYJixSn0csyAbYmYL9s6PTMOpwYfzP614mVXRM2s5MVyni_g84TsNzTQ

(Check out MKDP's Facebook page for more photos.)

Charlie said: ‘It’s been a good start, but I’m looking forward to some more important races coming up.’

Huge congratulations, Charlie, and good luck in your upcoming races!