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Simeon targets 2012

PUBLISHED: 14:55 26 August 2009 | UPDATED: 16:23 07 September 2010

The British relay team composed by Simeon Williamson. Tyrone Edgar, Marlon Devonish and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey celebrates placing third in the men's 4x100m relay final of the 2009 IAAF Athletics World Championships on August 22, 2009 in Berlin.  AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The British relay team composed by Simeon Williamson. Tyrone Edgar, Marlon Devonish and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey celebrates placing third in the men's 4x100m relay final of the 2009 IAAF Athletics World Championships on August 22, 2009 in Berlin. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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SIMEON Williamson is focused on the 2012 Olympics after bouncing back from his 100m exit at the World Athletics Championships with a bronze in the relay finals on Saturday. The Highgate Harriers sprinter ran the lead off leg...

SIMEON Williamson is focused on the 2012 Olympics after bouncing back from his 100m exit at the World Athletics Championships with a bronze in the relay finals on Saturday.

The Highgate Harriers sprinter ran the lead off leg alongside Great Britain team-mates Tyrone Edgar, Marlon Devonish and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey.

And the quartet's time of 38.2seconds was a new season's best, 0.71 seconds behind the Jamaican sprint team for whom Usain Bolt picked up his third gold of the competition in Berlin.

"It means a lot, it's my first relay medal and I'm very happy," admitted Williamson after helping the GB medal haul to four.

"This makes up for not getting a medal in the 100m. We're still going home with a medal and it feels like a really good run.

"My changover with Tyrone was a lot better than in the heat and I think we're going to get better over time as we head towards London in 2012.

"I've never felt this feeling before and I just want to get back to training, I want more."

Meanwhile, fellow Highgate Harrier Ryan McKinley also performed well in Berlin in the 10k champions run, finishing 28th from a large field of runners with a time of 33minutes 21seconds.


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