Piers Copeland suffers broken elbow during 1500m at Diamond League

Piers Copeland is ranked 35th in the world at 1500m
Piers Copeland is ranked 35th in the world at 1500m

Welsh runner Piers Copeland suffered a broken elbow after being tripped during his 1500m race at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Saturday.

The 23-year-old, who won the 1500m at the National Indoor Championships in February, tweeted that it was "time to heal and get a new pair of spikes".

"After being tripped and taking a tumble I have broken my radius bone at the elbow," he added.

"Thank you to the first aid/medical team at the DL and to the A&E staff."

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