Thomas added to GB squad for World Championships

Ieuan Thomas
Ieuan Thomas is a previous Cardiff half marathon winner
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Welshman Ieuan Thomas has been added to the Great Britain squad for next month's World Championships.

Thomas will compete in the 3000m steeplechase and is one of six additions to the 87 strong team.

Meghan Beesley (400m hurdles), Rachel Wallader (shot put), Chris Bennett (hammer), Alicia Barrett (100m hurdles) and Nick Percy (discus) are also added.

"When the call came it was a huge surprise, but I am honoured to be asked," Thomas told BBC Wales Sport.

"I have never run for GB before so it is a massive honour for me and I am excited to be there.

"But I am going to get there in the mix and definitely think I can get into the final.

"The wall of sound will be amazing, hopefully I can run faster than I ever have before."

Five years on from the London Olympics, the capital stages the World Championships from 4-13 August.

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