Cadddick eyes Euro glory

George Caddick

George Caddick

First published in Trafford Sport

SALE Harrier 400m runner, George Caddick has yet again set his standards high for the 2013 athletics season.

Caddick, aged 19, who lives in Altrincham, has now left Wellington School after his A levels.

Training five times a week the teenager believes next year could see drastic improvements.

He said: “I was only training three times a week last year and times fell rapidly. Training five times a week will hopefully take me to the stage where I'm challenging the best youth athletes and medalling at the European youth championships.”

Ranked number one last year in the UK for the under-20 age group, he ran a time of 47.05 seconds; catching the eye of some of the best coaches in the world.

American coach Clyde Hart, who guided Sanya Richards-Ross to 400m Olympic 2012 gold and coached sprinting great Michael Johnson, has offered Caddick a scholarship in America.

Hart was amazed by the Sale Harrier’s potential.

“It’s quite amazing how quick it has all happened. I plan to move to Texas after the 2013 season. It is so exciting the facilities, the coach and training with the best 400m group in the world,” Caddick said.

If there is one thing to be sure of it won’t be the last you hear of this name as Caddick plans for Rio 2016 Olympics.

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