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Academy student wins Mini London Marathon

Carlton le Willows Sixth Former Luke Duffy has secured yet another sporting accolade after racing to victory in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon.

Year 12 Luke, already a Commonwealth Youth Games bronze medallist, was delighted to claim victory in the under-17s race, completing the three-mile course in 14:24, two seconds ahead of the next competitor.

“I’ve always wanted to win this competition,” said Luke (17), who was running for the East Midlands. “It’s a massive bucket list race for me. I’ve been doing it since I was 13. To win now in my last year is unbelievable.

“Everyone wants to win here. The feeling coming down The Mall, I’ve never felt anything like it.”