Athletics - Murray wants another year to remember

British 1500m runner Ross Murray admits some winter injuries have taken the edge off his London 2012 glow – but that does not mean he isn't targeting another global gathering this summer.

Athletics - Murray wants another year to remember

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Ross Murray and Andrew Baddeley after qualifying for the 2012 olympics

Murray was the British athletics team's surprise package in Olympic year – re-inventing himself from an also-ran to a shoo-in for London 2012 selection in the space of a few months.

The 22-year-old then went on to reach the 1500m semi-finals on his Olympic debut in the capital, finishing back in 10th place over 10 seconds shy of his personal best.

With the Olympics now long since done and dusted Murray is back in training for the next challenge as he looks to make sure his Games breakthrough is not a flash in the pan.

Top of the agenda in 2013 is the World Championships in Moscow in August where UK Athletics' new performance director Neil Black will have his first real outdoor opportunity to impress following the departure of Charles van Commenee post Olympics.

Despite admitting to some fitness concerns due to an injury-disrupted winter, Murray is desperate to ensure he is part of the British squad to stay.

With the Russia-hosted World Championships this summer and a Commonwealth Games and European Championships in 2014 Murray is shaping up for a hectic few years – and he can’t wait.

“I’m looking towards the World Championships, but I’ve been injured a lot through the winter, so I’m not putting too much pressure on myself,” he said.

“But I’ve definitely got my eyes on Rio [Olympics 2016]. I’ll only be 25. And before that is the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships.”

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