Revealed: How Kelly Sotherton became Wasps’ secret weapon


Kelly Sotherton is clearly a restless sporting soul. As a three-time Olympic bronze medallist, with a glittering career in heptathlon and 4x400m relay, she had no need of further garnishing her CV,

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K elly’Sotherton’is clearly a restless sporting soul. As a three-time Olympic bronze medallist, with a glittering career in heptathlon and 4x400m relay, she had no need of further garnishing her CV, but rather than stand still, she decided to plunge into a whole new world: rugby union.’

The 42-year-old is using her expertise to guide Wasps’ stars on their running technique and athletic performance as a vital member of Dai Young’s backroom team.’Her decision to join the Gallagher Premiership outfit at the start of this season following a recommendation to director of rugby Young from former UK Athletics chief executive David Moorcroft was certainly a step into the unknown, but’Sotherton’s impact…