BRONZE FOR BELL AFTER CAR ACCIDENT
TEENAGE 800m runner Cameron Bell won bronze at the English Schools Championships this month despite being advised by doctors not to run for four weeks after breaking ribs in a car accident in April.
The Hallamshire athlete ran a PB of 1:51.60 at a BMC meeting in Stretford on April 25 but was involved in a road accident with his father, sister and a friend on the way home.
He was knocked unconscious and his mum, Hazel, told AW: “Cameron sustained broken ribs, soft tissue injuries, concussion and he bit his tongue very badly. The hospital told him not to run for at least four weeks.
“He was devastated. He missed the Yorkshire Championships, which he won last year, but in his fourth track race since the accident he won bronze at the English Schools.”
Cameron ran 1:54.26 at the event in Birmingham behind Will Crisp and winner Ricky Lutakome.
“I am so proud of what he has achieved. He never gave up, he didn’t expect to do well and he made me and his dad cry.”
Cameron Bell (71): English Schools medal behind winner Ricky Lutakome (77)