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London’s Mile one day athletics festival features stellar line up

May 2, 2013
London’s Mile one day athletics festival features stellar line up

London 2012 champions Mo Farah, David Weir and Richard Whitehead are just three of the thousands of athletes who will be part of a new Mile event held in central London on Sunday 26 May. Double Olympic champion Farah will be present as an ambassador of the event, while Paralympic gold medallists Weir and Whitehead will both be competing.

The park will be pounded by many less notable feet too, as members of the public get running to establish their own personal Mile markers. As part of Westminster Council’s Olympic and Paralympic legacy programme, the day is set to become a fixture on the city’s sporting calendar, while it will also be the official UK Road Mile Age Group Championship with cash prizes and Adidas sponsorship contracts offered as the award for junior and senior winners.

The Bupa Westminster Mile, organised by the London Marathon in partnership with Westminster City Council, is designed to celebrate the Mile as one of the most iconic races in athletics. From the first official world record exactly 100 years ago, to Roger Bannister’s legendary four-minute mile in 1954, it has always been a special event for runners and fans alike.

London Marathon race director Hugh Brasher said: “Britain has an amazing heritage in the Mile, with Sir Roger Bannister being the first person to run under four minutes and more latterly the 1980s world record holders Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram.”

Entries close at 5pm on 7 May – for full entry information visit www.bupawestminstermile.co.uk

Sportsister, The Women’s Sport Magazine

 

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