DOU­BLE THE JOY FOR JESS

Athletics Weekly - - Dip Finish -

JESS MARTIN, the 2016 Bri­tish 10,000m cham­pion, gave birth to twins this month – Daisy and Ella.

The 25-year-old, who re­tired from ath­let­ics last year, is mar­ried to Dan Martin, a pro cy­clist who was eighth in this year’s Tour de France and named the race’s “most com­bat­ive rider”.

In ad­di­tion, ath­letes Andy and Tasha Ver­non are ex­pect­ing their first child soon.

Emily Pid­geon, the for­mer Euro­pean ju­nior 5000m cham­pion, got mar­ried to long-time part­ner An­drew Osagie, the Lon­don 2012 Olympic 800m fi­nal­ist, ear­lier this month.

Pid­geon’s old ri­val dur­ing her teenage rac­ing days, Steph Twell, also gets mar­ried this month to 30min 10km run­ner Joe Mor­wood, while fel­low mid­dle-dis­tance run­ner, Melissa Court­ney, got en­gaged to de­cath­lete boyfriend Ash­ley Bryant.

Jess Martin with twins Daisy and Ella

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