Cram joins British Athletics Endurance Programme

16 April 2014 / 11:53

Former 1500m world champion Steve Cram admits he is excited about playing his part in Team GB’s success at the 2016 Rio Olympics after announcing he has joined the British Athletics Endurance Programme.

Under the guidance of head of endurance Barry Fudge, Cram will become a key advisor for guiding and mentoring athletes and coaches.

The former 800m and 1500m specialist – who claimed Olympic silver in the latter distance at the 1984 Los Angeles Games a year after being crowned world champion – joins Paula Radcliffe, who also works for British Athletics on an advisory basis.

And Cram is more than happy to lend a hand to future generations as the road to Rio 2016 and the World Championships in London heats up.

“It’s an exciting time for the British Athletics Endurance Programme and it’s great to be part of it,” said Cram.

“Barry, Alberto [Salazar], Paula and the team have been making good progress over the last six months and everything is on track for success as we head towards Rio 2016 and London 2017.”

Fudge added: “I am delighted Steve has joined the British Athletics Endurance Programme. Steve brings a massive amount of experience both as an athlete and more recently as a coach.

“He will provide coach mentorship and technical expertise within the programme. This is a further addition to a number of changes made in the last six months as we work towards our long term vision of British endurance running being successful on the Olympic and world stages in order to inspire and motivate runners of all abilities.”

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