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Andrew Osagie back from the brink

IN THE ZONE: Athlete Andrew Osagie

BRITISH 800m runner Andrew Osagie said there were days following a hamstring injury in 2015 where he felt like he wouldn’t make a comeback to track and field.

Osagie, 29, finished sixth in the 800m at the Indoor Grand Prix last weekend in Birmingham but the placing wasn’t an issue for the Essex-born athlete, he was just glad to be in once piece.

“I’ve had injury after injury after injury,” said the Harlow AC runner talking to The Voice.

He added:

“I had a hamstring injury, a tear, which turned into scarring which turned into surgery on the hamstring.

“I came back off that and it was an Olympic year so I rushed a little bit, didn’t have enough time to get as much training as I wanted to and then I had an Achilles and calf muscle problems, tore my calf twice. It was all bad timing really.

“Now I am out in Eugene, I spend a lot of my time out there with Mark Rowland and the Oregon Track Club Elite. Nike were so good to me in helping every step of the way to get back.

“Now I am back it feels good. I love winning and hate losing but just to be back at an event like this something like this, the Muller Indoor Games in Birmingham, its nice to be on the start list.

“So yeah, there has been a few dark times but my family, friends and fiancé have been amazing. It sounds like cliché but I couldn’t have done it without them and I'm so happy to be where I am."

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