Jess rules out Daley’s routine

Athletics: Results and reports.

Athletics: Results and reports.

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JESSICA Ennis won’t be following the footsteps of fellow multi-event legend Daley Thompson and training on Christmas Day.

Ennis, who also shares an agent with double-Olympic champion Thompson, says Sunday will be treated as her usual day off as she prepares for the most important year of her life. Thompson famously used to train on Christmas Day to gain a psychological edge over his rivals in the run up to major competitions.

But Ennis said: “I won’t be training on Christmas Day. I’ve been working hard all winter and I’ll be enjoying the day at my fiance’s family.”

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