The Isle of Wight’s Kelly Sotherton has been inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame.
At a ceremony in Birmingham, Kelly – who was born and raised on the Island – claimed her place among legends of athletics and running.
She was recognised for achieving a Commonwealth Games heptathlon gold, silver medal success in World Indoor and European Indoor pentathlon, and three Olympic bronze medals across heptathlon and 4 x 400m.
Speaking to England Athletics’ website, Kelly said:
“You never really remember the podium, you remember all the hard work and training, but it’s great to look back at the photos and think ‘Oh, I really did that!’.
“I loved all seven of my events. I absolutely loved doing the heptathlon but then really enjoyed the relay as it was my chance to be part of a team.”
Among the names to be inducted were 400-metre specialist Christine Ohuruogu and triple-jumper Phillips Idowu.
Read the full list of athletes, here.