Blackburn Harrier & Great Britain athlete – Samantha Murray – has been crowned the Women’s Individual Champion at the Modern Pentathlon 2015 World Cup  in Sarasota-Bradenton to open her 2015 season with a real bang.

 Full Competition Results HERE

Report from Modern Pentathlon Website HERE

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Sam has amassed a huge number of achievements to date as can be seen from this list going back to 2010 which includes eight wins, two seconds and two thirds and has started off in 2015 where she left off last year – top of the tree after winning the World Individual Senior Women’s Championship.

  1. 1st World Championships Warsaw, Poland 2014 
  2. 7th European Championship Hungary 2014
  3. 1st British Championships 2014
  4. 1st British Championships 2013
  5. 5th World Cup #2 Rio De Janeiro, Brasil 2013
  6. 2nd Olympic Games London 2012
  7. 3rd World Championships Rome, Italy 2012
  8. 3rd World Cup #4 Rostov, Russia 2012
  9. 4th World Cup #3  Hungary 2012
  10. 1st Hungarian Cup 2012
  11. 6th World Cup #1 Charlotte, USA 2012
  12. 1st Budapest Indoor 2012
  13. 7th World Cup #1 Palm Springs, USA 2011
  14. 4th World Cup #4 Budapest, Hungary 2010
  15. 7th World Cup #3 Medway, England 2010
  16. 16th World Cup #1 Cancun, Mexico 2010
  17. 1st Budapest Indoor 2010
  18. 7th Junior World Championships Hungary 2010
  19. 1st Junior World Championships Team Hungary 2010
  20. 1st Junior European Championships Team Portugal 2010
  21. 2nd World Championships Team Chengdu, China 2010

After her latest success, Sam spoke to the Club and told us that “The first competition of the season has really exceeded my expectations. I was open minded as I prepared myself for this World Cup as I didn’t feel ‘ready’ to compete. Training at home has been on form recently for my running. I’m running better than ever; can’t pin point exactly why, probably hard work paying off? Overall my competition was just consistent and balanced – which is what I do best in pentathlon –  I am an all rounder with very strong run/swim capabilities. The change of weather was lovely. I went to Siesta Key beach today which is apparently one of the best beaches in the world. It is beautiful: white crystal sand and fresh clean sea. I’m looking forward to getting home and having some time to relax before getting back to training. It’s so early in the season and I have a lot to stay focused for. Thank you to everyone at Blackburn Harriers for the support and wishes. Sam x”

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