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Top Milers Named for Westminster Event

May 01, 2013

British line-up for Bupa Westminster Mile announced, as Mo Farah named as an event ambassador

By Athletics Weekly

Olympians Andy Baddeley, Ross Murray, Nick McCormick, Hannah England, Lisa Dobriskey and Steph Twell will head a field of 3,000 in the new Bupa Westminster Mile on Sunday May 26 while Mo Farah will also be present as an ambassador for the event.

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 remains special event for runners and fans alike.

“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,” commented London Marathon race director Hugh Brasher.

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