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Jess named in GB squad for European Championship

Warner-Judd, who is from Canvey Island, will run in the 10,000m in the championships which get underway in Rome at the start of June.

Reigning world heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Olympic 800m silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson have also been named in a 70-strong  squad.

The group travelling to Italy for the meet also includes 2023 world 400m silver medallist Matthew Hudson-Smith and world 100m bronze medallist Zharnel Hughes.

Hughes, who last year smashed a pair of British records in the 100m and 200m which had stood for 30 years, is eligible for a 200m wildcard but has elected to focus on the shorter distance in Italy.

Jade O’Dowda will also join Johnson-Thompson in the heptathlon, subject to ranking confirmation.

The team includes a full women’s half-marathon squad, with the event incorporating both an individual and team competitions.

There was no official selection event for the European Championships, for which athletes were instead required to submit expressions of interest, or confirm with their event point of contact for consideration.

The European Athletics Championships take place from June 7-12, just over two months before the Olympics begins in Paris.

UK Athletics head coach Paula Dunn said: “For some athletes, winning a medal in Rome will be the perfect preparation for the Olympics, for others competing here will provide a benchmark as to where they are, knowing that their peak performance needs to come at the start of August.”