Isle of Wight athlete Jess Martin says she is ‘excited’ to have been called up to the World Championships in London next month (August).

The Olympic star – who attended Sandown High School – will run in the 10,000 metres event, as she did at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Jess – who grew up on the Island – now lives in Andorra.

On her Facebook page, Jess said:

“So excited to have been selected for the World Championships next month. Means more than I can say AND it’s on home soil.

“Very excited to finish this year off with a bang. Goosebumps moment seeing my name on the list! Thank you for all the messages I’ve received.”

The championships start on 4 August.

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