20 year-old sprints to clean sweep at British Track Champs

Emma Finucane wins two titles on the closing day of the championships

Emma Finucane shows off her National Championship titles in 2023
(Image credit: Alex Whitehead / SWpix.com)

Twenty-year-old Emma Finucane kept her unbeaten record at this year’s National Track Championships with a convincing win in the 500m time trial and victory in the team sprint. 

She becomes the first sprinter, male or female, to rack up an unbeaten record at the championships since Katy Marchant in 2015.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.

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