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Emily Pidgeon's Biography

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Who is Emily Pidgeon?

Emily Pidgeon from Gloucester is one of Britain's leading runners.

She has broken the under-20 British steeplechase record and her versatility is reflected in her other achievements, for example, her UK records at 3,000m and 5,000m.

In 2005 Emily Pidgeon was 20th at the World Junior Cross Country Championships, a record comparable to Paula Radcliffes fifteenth place when she was 17.

Pidgeon's athletics accomplishments include winning gold in the 3,000m at the English Schools Championships, winning the European Junior 5,000m title and coming second in the European Junior Cross Country Championships.

Steve Cram highlighted Emily Pidgeon's potential in his athletics column.

You can hear Emily Pidgeon interviewing athletes for BBC Gloucestershire including her Gloucester Athletics Club training partner Sarah Hopkinson.

She retired from athletics in January 2014 and started working for Professional Sports Group (PSG).

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