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Mile Magic Hits London in Form of Bupa Westminster Mile

January 21, 2013

New event comes to the City in May with 5000 people expected to take part

By Athletics Weekly

Thousands of runners are set to take to the streets of Westminster this May for an all-inclusive series of Mile-long races.

Taking place just over 59 years since Sir Roger Bannister ran the world’s first sub-four-minute Mile, the mass participation race on May 26 will see an estimated 5,000 runners and wheelchair racers from the age of nine to elite and veteran categories chase their own personal goals over the 1609m distance.

The London Marathon Ltd has joined forces with Westminster City Council and Bupa to stage the event, with organisers keen for the Bupa Westminster Mile to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic legacy.

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 his mantle as world record-holder being taken up in the 1980s by Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram.

Continue reading at: athleticsweekly.com

Tags: steve ovett (23) , steve cram (18) , sebastian coe (37) , roger bannister (146) , bupa westminster mile (7)

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