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MY STORY - JACK GREEN

Track and field is an individual sport and Jack Green is definitely an individual. A lover of sport, Jack Green found his true calling over the 400m metre hurdles. Currently standing at six foot four, Jack Green is becoming a feared competitor on the World stage. 

Success has come quickly to Jack Green, within his first year of training he won the European U23 Championships and represented Great Britain & NI at the World Championships in South Korea, narrowly missing out on the final at the age of nineteen. It’s performances like his new British age-19 record that have led to many in the athletics circles to describe him as a new star in the making for British athletics and the media to describe him as possibly the best young athlete ahead of the Olympics in Rio in 2016.

It was the decision to join Malcolm Arnold’s stable, including World Champion Dai Greene and Olympic Bronze medalist Tasha Danvers, which allowed Jack Green to make his breakthrough to the senior level in 2011. The result of all the hard training had been rewarded with Jack Green achieving personal bests in 400m hurdles and 400 flat just weeks before the start of the London 2012 Olympics.  

At the Olympics, Jack Green reached the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles and was instrumental in the 4x400m relay where his exceptional speed allowed the team to qualify for the final missing out on a bronze medal by just 0.1 second - an outstanding achievement for a 20-year-old athlete.

After a difficult year in 2013 battling depression, Jack decided to take a year long break from the sport to learn to better manage himself as an athlete and as a person.

In September 2014 the decision was made to join Loren Seagrave in Bradenton, Florida at the IMG Academy where he now trains with the upcoming World Championships and Olympic Games in sight. Loren Seagrave was the man to guide Angelo Taylor and LaShawn Merrit to World number 1 status over the 400 metre hurdles and 400 metres respectively. 

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