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Adam Fogg looks back on a rollercoaster indoor season

Adam Fogg looks back on a rollercoaster indoor season

The Under Armour athlete puts an eventful indoor season behind him as he shifts his focus to the World Cross while keeping the Olympics in his sights

Falling within the first 50m of his first race on the global stage was not what Adam Fogg had anticipated at the World Indoor Championships.

Since joining the Under Armour Mission Run Baltimore Distance team, the British athlete has seen great success as he ran a 3:49.52 mile at the Millrose Games in February.

However, Fogg has since had an eventful few races at both the UK Indoors in Birmingham and World Indoors in Glasgow, which he described as “slightly disappointing”.

The 25-year-old was a firm favourite alongside Callum Elson to take the UK indoor 1500m title but it came down to a kick in the final 100m which saw the fast-finishing Piers Copeland clinch the crown, with Fogg third.

A few weeks later, Fogg found himself face down on the track in the first heat of the 1500m at the World Indoors, although he was allowed to advance to the final, where he finished 14th.

The middle-distance runner remains optimistic as he gets back on his feet at the World Cross Country Championships in Belgrade next Saturday (March 30), competing in the senior mixed relay.

Thomas Keen, Alex Millard and Bethan Morley will make up the team as they try to win Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s first mixed relay medal at a World Cross.

Fogg believes finishing a close third as a team in the Euro Cross Country Championships last year has helped him get a good taste of being right up there.

AW chats exclusively to Fogg below:

Adam Fogg and Khai Mhlanga (Getty)

What do you make of stepping away from the indoor season and competing at World Cross?

I think racing at Euro Cross in December gave me a great taste for racing in a cross country environment at a pretty high level, so racing in Belgrade will be another good opportunity to represent GB and hopefully, we can be right up there challenging for a medal.

I think being in the mixed relay is a really good way of bridging the gap from the indoor racing into the outdoor season because I will be mainly focusing on the 1500m outdoor.

It’s going to be a good test to see where I’m at and a great test against the best cross country teams in the world. If we do everything in our power to make sure we are all running as well as we can then I think it’s definitely possible to get a medal and it would mean a lot be a part of the first GB team to get a medal in the mixed…

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