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Britton impresses in European build-up

Updated: Monday, 08 Nov 2010 09:33

Fionnuala Britton continues to impress ahead of the European Championships
Fionnuala Britton continues to impress ahead of the European Championships

Fionnuala Britton's recent fine form was emphasised on Sunday in Spain as she finished fourth in a high-quality cross country race won by Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia.

World Champion Emily Chebet of Kenya was second with Britton missing out on a place on the podium by less than a second after almost 8 kilometres.

With the European Championships a month away, Britton was the first European home, a heartening sign of a return to the form which saw her take the silver medal four years ago in the Under 23-race at the European Championships.