FOSTER FIRES STARTER’S GUN FOR FIRST TIME

Athletics Weekly - - Action -

FOR the first time in the event’s his­tory, founder

Bren­dan Foster was at the start line to see the thou­sands of run­ners set off on their 13.1-mile jour­ney from Newcastle to South Shields.

Tak­ing on the role of of­fi­cial race starter, Foster joined the likes of Mo Farah, Greg Ruther­ford and Da­ley Thomp­son who have all also fired the starter’s pis­tol.

“When my col­leagues at

The Great Run Com­pany sug­gested I should be the starter, I re­alised I’d ac­tu­ally never seen ev­ery­one set off,” said the Olympic medal­list, who has run the event three times.

Bren­dan Foster: took on the role of of­fi­cial

race starter

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