European 800m champion, Lynsey Sharp, recorded a confidence-boosting victory at the 32nd Madrid Grand Prix International on Saturday (19 July) ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Lynsey who came fifth at the Sainsbury's Grand Prix event at Hampden on 12 July finished in 1:59:72 in at the World Challenge Meeting in Madrid.
Sharp dominated a class field, pushing the opening 400m in 56.9 seconds. With 300m to go, the 24-year old athlete surged again and, rounding the final bend clear of the opposition, came home in her second ever fastest time.
She said: “I’m super happy with the win and the time in Madrid! The solo last 300m hurt but it’s on to the next stop — 2014 Glasgow.”
After her performance at Hampden, Lynsey ran a unique master class for more than 20 youth team runners and three of her former coaches at her old club Edinburgh AC.
Lynsey led the children through a 45 minute session, showing them how she warms up for races. Once the master class was completed, Lynsey took part in a Q&A session, covering topics such as Lynsey’s decision to focus solely on athletics and then specialise in the 800 metres, her injury problems, and how her coaches at Edinburgh AC helped her achieve success.
Lynsey Sharp uses Multipower Sportsfood. To find out more visit the Multipower Sportsfood website