Wakefield Harrier Markovc storms into European Athletics Indoor Championships final

Wakefield Harrier Amy-Eloise Markovc will go into this evening's women's 3,000m final at the European Athletics Indoor Championships full of confidence after an assured display in the heats.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 9:07 am
Amy-Eloise Markovc bossed her heat. Pic: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for European Athletics

In the opening night of action in Toruń, Poland, Markovc produced a dominant display in the first heat, staying out of trouble before taking the lead at the bell and powering to the line to claim victory in 8:56.26.

Markovc, who is based in the United States, became the first Harrier in history to set a British record last month when she clocked 9:30.69 in an indoor two-mile in New York.

After last night's race she said: “I tried to stay relaxed especially in my first senior championships and in the prelims it can be tactical so I just tried to take care of business.

"I wanted to stay calm and confident and I trusted my gut that I could get out of trouble. I am really pleased to get to my first senior final and now I really want to do well.”