Running star Jemma Reekie’s five-race 800m winning streak ends at Switzerland meet

Jemma Reekie finished outside the top three for the first time in the 2020 season
Jemma Reekie finished outside the top three for the first time in the 2020 season - (Copyright PA)
13:41pm, Wed 16 Sep 2020
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Jemma Reekie’s 800m five-race winning streak has come to an end after she finished fourth at the Gala dei Castelli International meet in Bellinzona, Switzerland.

The 22 year-old Scot clocked a time of 1:58.87 as Norway's Hedda Hynne stormed to victory with a world-leading outdoor time of 1:58.12.

Selina Büchel finished in second with Lore Hoffmann in third on home soil. 

Reekie has had a superb 2020 season after she won three races at outdoor events last month with two indoor victories in February. 

At the end of last month she also set a personal best in the same distance with a time of 1:58.63 while also setting a new British under-23 record. 

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