Mo Farah Promotes First Event At London Olympic Stadium Since Paralympics
Olympic Gold Medalist runner Mo Farah returned to Olympic Stadium "to promote a National Lottery fun run that will be the first event to be held in the venue" since the Paralympics Closing Ceremony, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Farah "visited the stadium before returning to Oregon to resume training for this summer's world championships in Moscow." Farah: "It was special. I was thinking about where I was in the race at each point and imagining coming around the bend. You can still picture the crowd. I remember the packed stadium, the noise and crossing the line." Farah "will return to the Olympic Stadium to compete in the 3,000m at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games" on July 26-27. Ten thousand runners will take part in the five-mile fun run on July 21 "that will end with a lap of the track in the Olympic Stadium." A further 2,000 runners "will take part in a shorter family fun run." Organizers "could face some criticism over the fact that tickets, which include the opportunity for two family members or friends to watch each runner finish," cost £27.50 ($41.96) each (GUARDIAN, 4/24).