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Bishop's Stortford High School student Danny Raymond follows in footsteps of Mo Farah, Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram and Colin Jackson at Home International athletics

Danny Raymond put a difficult summer behind him to win a bronze medal representing England in a prestigious competition.

The Bishop's Stortford High School student took part in the Schools International Athletics Board Under-17 Home International Final, an event whose past participants include Mo Farah, Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram and Colin Jackson.

And coming third in the 800m in 1min 54.24sec was a brilliant achievement for the 16-year-old Year 12 student as he spent most of the summer recovering from an injury, Covid and tonsillitis.

Danny Raymond (51768103)
Danny Raymond (51768103)

Raymond, who lives in Harlow and has just started studying for A-levels in PE, economics and psychology in the London Road secondary's sixth form, has been competing for two years.

He won the Essex final before representing the county when triumphing in the all-England final to earn his England vest for the home international, where he was one of two runners competing against rivals from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

"This was a fantastic achievement for Danny and to be in the company of such illustrious former competitors," said PE subject leader Peter Harris.

"We hope that come the summer term Danny will get the chance to represent TBSHS and inspire younger students."

Raymond is also enjoying studying for a sports leadership qualification and hopes to do a sports scholarship in the USA after his A-levels.

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