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Dorey claims inaugural JEP Sports Personality award

Athletics | Published:

FOLLOWING a record-breaking run over 1,500m to hit the standard set for the Commonwealth Games, Jersey Spartan AC athlete Elliott Dorey is the inaugural winner of a new JEP award – the Sports Personality of the Month.

Middle distance runner Elliott Dorey is the first person to win the JEP's new monthly award Picture: ROB CURRIE (19213457)

August brought great success for the 23-year-old as he looks to become the Island’s first track athlete to compete at a global event in 24 years. It followed steady progression throughout spring and early summer after a year away from a sport he fell out with in 2016.

Dorey broke his personal best by 1.5 seconds on 19 August to lower the JSAC record to 3 min 45.44 sec, and he now sits just one second off Olympian Colin Campbell’s outright Island record.

The St Mary’s University student also broke the Jersey Parkrun record last month – clocking 15 min 12 sec for the 5 km run at Les Quennevais.

Anyone wishing to put forward a nomination for the September award should email sport@jerseyeveningpost.com with relevant details.

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