Andrew building for Rio

19th December 2015

Speaking to Athletics Weekly this month, Andrew Pozzi spoke of his return to the outdoor scene and his hopes for Rio 2016.

The Olympic hurdler finished fourth at the World Indoor Championships in Sopot 2014, but significantly, Pozzi returned to outdoor competition last August, clocking 13.62, as he now focuses on the build up to Rio.

I’m running faster than I have before

“It’s a really big breakthrough I’d say,” reflected the GB hurdler. ‘I’ve had a few sessions which have gone really, really well where I’m running faster than I have before and lifting better than I have before.”

“At this stage of the year it’s probably the most work I’ve been able to do since starting again in October than pretty much any other year, certainly since 2012.”

“It’s really enjoyable again to be able to walk away from training feeling like I’ve made a big step on and big improvement rather than trying to play catch up.”

This November it was announced that Andrew would maintain his status on the British Athletics World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) funding list.

“That’s something that motivates me a great deal. To have that reinforcement from others that they can see what I think I’m capable of doing and they agree with that makes it a lot easier to continually pick myself up, come back and improve.”

To read the full article head to Athletics Weekly.


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