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Aviva GB&NI team depart for Paris

Helen Clitheroe

04 March 2011

The Aviva GB & NI team departed for Paris ahead of the European Indoor Championships, which gets under way today (4 March 2011).

The 32-strong team includes newly-crowned 5000m British record holder Mo Farah, who will defend his 3000m title won in Turin in 2009, sprinter Harry Aikines-Areetey who overcame injury to secure his place with a season's best time in the 60m, and former heptathlete Kelly Sotherton, in her new role as a 400m athlete.

Ten out of the 32 athletes in the team will be also making their first international senior appearance, including schoolgirl Jodie Williams - the impressive 17-year-old already has a double sprint World Youth and 100m World Junior title to her name, and took her first senior title at the Aviva Indoor UK Trials and Championships in Sheffield earlier this month.