Athlete conversations: Jessica Piasecki

Jessica Piasecki is a champion long-distance runner who enjoyed a great year in 2019.

She captained the Great Britain squad at the World Cross Country Championships in Denmark in March. She won a half marathon in Czechia in September and then crowned the year by winning the Florence Marathon in November. This put her in a strong position to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – having missed out on the 2016 Rio Olympics due to injury.

Then lockdown happened.

So we have spoken to Jessica to find out how she’s doing and how she feels about the future.

You can also watch all our previous Athlete Conversation videos with Jess Turner, Mia Slevin, Hannah Barnden and Alex Knibbs on the Derbyshire Institute of Sport YouTube channel.

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