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Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 November 2005, 16:22 GMT
Aryeetey leads development list
British sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
Teenage sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey is among 80 athletes named on England's world-class development programme.

The 17-year-old won both the 100 metres and 200m titles at the World Youth Championships last summer.

Also named is 1500m runner Lisa Dobriskey, multi-eventer Jessica Ennis and young sprinter Craig Pickering.

UK Athletics' Dave Collins said: "All the athletes need to respond to the challenge of meeting the tough goals of eventual podium and top eight level."

Performance director Collins added: "These athletes are as much a part of our programme as the world-class performance athletes named last week.

"This is only the first step in a detailed monitoring and support programme over the next few years."

Although England's WCDP primarily supports younger athletes - the average age listed for lottery-funded support is 20 years old - some more mature talents have also got the nod.

Mara Yamauchi, who climbed to fifth in the UK all-time marathon rankings on Sunday with her lifetime best in Tokyo, and Larry Achike a former Olympic triple jump finalist, have also been included despite being aged over 30.


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