Rooney second in Madrid
July 8, 2012 09:53 am
Martyn Rooney finished second behind World Championship bronze medallist Kevin Borlee in the 400 metres at the athletics Meeting de Atletismo in Madrid.
The Croydon-born athlete clocked 45.17 seconds as his Belgian rival won in 45.09secs.
Chris Tomlinson was second in the long jump with 8.06m, but fellow Briton Greg Rutherford, who leads the world rankings, pulled out after three jumps and finished eighth.
Olympic medal contender Rutherford, whose best effort was 7.81m, Tweeted: "Not a great night. Went into cramp and pulled out of the meet."
Australia's world silver medallist Mitchell Watt won in 8.26m, with all distances wind assisted.
Jack Green finished second in the 400m hurdles in 49.65, 0.02 behind American Justin Gaymon.
Lawrence Clarke ran a windy 13.29 to finish third in the 100m hurdles, with Andy Pozzi joint fifth in 13.51.
Margaret Adeoye was fifth in the 200m, while Cayman Island sprinter Kemar Hyman won the 100m in 9.95, a national record.
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