Athletics: Sheffield’s Mohammed sad for DVS

Second home: Mukhtar Mohammed trains every day at Don Valley. ''Picture: Alan Janaszek

Second home: Mukhtar Mohammed trains every day at Don Valley. ''Picture: Alan Janaszek

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SHEFFIELD 800 metre prospect Mukhtar Mohammed says he may be forced to quit the city if Don Valley Stadium is closed.

The 22-year-old former Sheffield Wednesday Academy player is one of the rising stars of British Athletics and is in line to make his major championship debut for Great Britain at the World Championships in Moscow this August.

He told The Star he’d be likely to move if plans to close the stadium became reality: “I was really disappointing to hear it. That stadium (Don Valley) was really good for all the athletes especially the Olympic athletes.

“I know that Sheffield is not producing lots of professional athletes these days but with a bit of help from others we could be getting more. It was really sad to hear it.

“I’m there every day whether it’s on the track or in the gym. That’s my second home.

“I don’t know what’s the plan now - I’d probably have to move. If it shuts down I’ll move to Loughborough.”

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