Vernon misses out on medal in Commonwealth Games

Andy Vernon. Picture: Malcolm Wells
Andy Vernon. Picture: Malcolm Wells
Elliott Evans, coach Terry Price and Hollie Thurgood. Picture: Paul Smith

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Andy Vernon missed out on a medal in the 10,000m final at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The Fareham talent finished ninth with a time of 28:17.11 on the Gold Coast.

Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei, of Uganda, clinched the gold and set a Commonwealth Games record of 27:19.62 in the process.

Canada's Mohammed Ahmed took the silver, with Kenya's Rodgers Kwemoi collecting bronze.