A Life in Ath­let­ics

Cel­e­brat­ing the past, present and fu­ture of Bri­tish ath­let­ics

TV Times - - Saturday -

Sport / from 1.15pm / BBC1 & BBC2

Long-dis­tance run­ner, Olympic medal­list and TV com­men­ta­tor Bren­dan Fos­ter has been a reg­u­lar pres­ence on our screens since the early 1970s. As he pre­pares to re­tire af­ter the up­com­ing IAAF World Cham­pi­onships, which start on Fri­day, this pro­gramme pays trib­ute to the founder of the Great North Run and his time cov­er­ing nine Olympic Games. Which takes us nicely to Jes­sica En­nis-hill, who on BBC2 at 4.30pm pro­files some of the ris­ing gen­er­a­tion of Bri­tish ath­letes – like mid­dle-dis­tance run­ner Laura Muir and ham­mer thrower So­phie Hitchon – many of whom Bren­dan will be com­men­tat­ing on at the end of the week.

Laura Muir in­ter­view: see page 22

Bren­dan Fos­ter and (in­set) Jes­sica En­nis-hill

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