Cram and Olympians roll back the years in Westminster Mile

24 May 2015 / 18:42

Steve Cram rolled back the years to lead home over 100 British Olympians in a special mile race in Westminster.

Cram, an Olympic silver medallist in 1984, still holds the British and European record over the fabled distance.

But that 3:46.32 time was set 30 years ago, hence the rather slower, though still impressive, 5:40 time.

Shireen Bailey, who competed over 800m and 1500m at the 1988 Games in Seoul, followed him home in second in a race ran as part of London 2012 legacy event, the Bupa Westminster Mile.

But times were second to participation in the event organised by the British Olympians Association and 1980 Olympic bronze medallist Joslyn Hoyte-Smith.

Bill Lucas, Britain’s oldest Olympian, who competed in the 5000m at the 1948 Olympics, started the race in which athletes from a range of sports and from a host of Games competed in their old kit.

Some members of the 1988 Olympic gold medal winning hockey team even ran with their sticks.

Among the other Olympic champions in the race were 1984 figure skating gold medallist Robin Cousins and Denise Lewis, who won heptathlon gold 15 years ago in Sydney.

Meanwhile, Adam Clarke and Racheal Bamford were the winners of the British Mile Championships.

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