Young people in Bedford had a once in a lifetime opportunity today - to run with Kenyan athletes who competed in the London Marathon.
Each borough school in Bedford Borough Council's Sports Development Teams 'Marathon Club' project were invited to send hundreds of young people to Bedford Park. to "run a Golden Mile" with two of the best marathon runners in the world.
The Kenyan marathon runners and Kenyan community had established a close relationship with Bedford since 2010, when the Kenya Athletics Kenya Chairman, Isaiah Kiplagat, and Mayor of Bedford, Dave Hodgson, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Bedford and Kenya. The agreement covers advanced educational, cultural, business and sporting ties.