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Full Name: Ricky Soos
Born: 28 June 1983
Sex:  Male
Event: 800m
Club: Mansfield Harriers & AC
Coach: John Cooper & George Gandy
University: Loughborough
Girlfriend: Lisa Dobriskey

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8 Aug 2003
London (Crystal Palace), GBR


2000 Steeplechase 5:43.23 2001


Ricky took the Silver medal in the English Schools' Inter Boys' 1500m Steeplechase in a time of 4:28.81.

English Schools Track and Field Championships 2000, 1500m Steeplechase  FINAL. 2nd Time: 4:28.81.


Soos won the English Schools’ 1500m title and was the top-ranked junior in the steeplechase.

English Schools Track and Field Championships 2000, 1500m FINAL. 1st Time: 3:52.12.


Soos won the English Schools’ 1500m title and was the top-ranked junior in the steeplechase.

English Schools Track and Field Championships 2001, 1500m FINAL. 1st Time: 3:52.63.

2001 saw him win the first of two successive AAA U20 titles and break 1:50 for the first time. By the end of the season he was the fastest junior in Britain with a time of 1:48.43, a time he clocked when taking the European junior bronze medal.


That time was further improved at the end of the 2002 campaign when he ran 1:47.18 to move to eighth on the UK all-time junior lists.


Soos brought that time down further in stages in 2003 and finished fifth in the European U23s before winning his first senior AAA title and he was selected for the World Championships in Paris where he finished third in his heat. 

Before flying out to compete in Paris he further improved his PB to 1:46.06 at the British Grand Prix.


UK Inter-Countries XC

Pre-race: Senior Men’s 4km Championship: Local heroes include Rob Birchall (Notts AC), who has been in the last two World Champs 12km races, Olympic 800m runner Ricky Soos (Mansfield Harriers) seeking some endurance work before the new track season, and Kevin Farrow (Derby AC), the Inter-Counties Under 13 champion in 1989 and Under 15 champion in 1991 who won the North of England Senior title in January.


Athens-bound Ricky Soos (Mansfield Harriers) sprinted from ninth to fifth in the last 90m of the Men’s 800m at the London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace, won in 1:45.53 by Joseph Mutua (Kenya). Soos clocked 1:46.12 and took some quality ‘scalps’ with a performance that will doubtless enhance his confidence as he finalises his preparations for his first Olympics campaign. "I'm really pleased with my race today. I stayed out of trouble and came through well at the end. It's really coming together in time for the Olympics, where my main aim is to reach the semi-finals. It's now time to put the finishing touches to my training and I feel that it is coming together at the right time."  

Ricky Soos' Athens Diary

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