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Jemma Simpson rises to second in UK 800m rankings

Jemma Simpson
Simpson was the British 800m champion in 2007

Cornish middle-distance runner Jemma Simpson has risen up to second in the UK's 800m rankings after a season's best result in Rome on Thursday.

The 26-year-old Newquay and Par runner came fifth in the IAAF Diamond League race in a time of 1:59.58.

That result puts Simpson second in the UK rankings behind Jenny Meadows, who came third in Rome in 1:58.89.

Thursday's race was won by Morrocan runner Halima Hachlaf who finished in a tie of 1:58.40.


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