Great Britain won bronze in the mixed relay at the World Athletics Championships in Belgrade

Great Britain made its mark at the 2024 World Athletics Championships in Belgrade. Thanks to hard work and unyielding will, the team managed to win bronze in the mixed relay. A key role in this success was played by athlete Bethan Morley, who performed in the last stage.

The start of the race did not bode well for the British. At halfway the quartet from Great Britain dropped to eighth place, behind the leading teams from Kenya and Ethiopia. However, despite the unfavorable situation, the British did not lose faith in success.
Adam Fogg, who competed in the third stage, managed to make adjustments to the course of the competition. He not only made up for lost positions, but also led the team to fourth place. Bethan Morley then took up the baton. The fight was tight, but Morley managed to beat American Katie Izzo and lead Great Britain to a well-deserved bronze with a finishing time of 23 minutes.
The success was Britain’s first medal at the World Athletics Championships since the juniors won bronze in Bydgoszcz in 2013. The time of the winners from Kenya was only 22 minutes and 15 seconds.
After completing the race, the athletes did not hide their joy and satisfaction. Fogg, commenting on the team’s success, said: “We were hoping for a medal today and luckily we got it. It’s more than we could have asked for.” Bethan Morley shared her feelings: “As I walked down the final ramp and into the finish line, I just thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to be a world medalist, you’ve got to keep it up!’ This success was a reflection of the team’s hard work, patience and perseverance in achieving their goals.