Broken But Unbowed...
Daily Express|April 14, 2021
Ellington determined to make olympic start line against odds
Alex Spink

When his was body was in pieces and all hope seemed lost, James Ellington set his sights on the Tokyo Olympics.

A head-on motorbike crash with a car in 2017 left the London sprinter’s legs broken, his pelvis fractured and displaced, his adductors torn off the bone. The injuries, and there were a few more besides, were labelled ‘career threatening’. That was the understatement of the year.

It was not just the motorbike, on which he was riding pillion that fateful day in Tenerife, that was written off. But two years later Ellington was back on the start line to race the 100m at the London Anniversary Games.

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