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Mother to run at Olympic Park in memory of son

Suzanne and Luke Walker Credit: ITV News Central

Suzanne Morton from Nottinghamshire will today become one of the first people to run at the Olympic Stadium in London since the games ended. She'll join hundreds of other charity runners as Olympic Park is officially re-opened.

She'll be running in memory of her son Luke who died in February this year from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

The run will have special significance as Luke was a Games Maker during London 2012.

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Mo Farah to compete in Birmingham

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah is in Birmingham today as he heads a list of 11 Olympic medallists from London 2012, including six champions, competing at the British Athletics Birmingham Grand Prix at the Alexander Stadium.

Farah won two gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Mo Farah will run 5,000m, and will be joined by Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, Olympic 400m silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu and Olympic high jump bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz.

The athlete won Olympic gold over 10,000m as part of the London Olympics 'Super Saturday', before going on to clinch gold in the 5,000m a week later.

Athletes from the Midlands to pick up honours

Anna Watkins Credit: PA

Olympic rower Anna Watkins, from Leek in Staffordshire, will receive an MBE for services to rowing after she won the gold medal in the double sculls.

The 30-year-old Cambridge graduate is currently expecting her first child while studying for a PhD in mathematics at the University of Reading.

Danielle Brown Credit: PA

Paralympic archer Danielle Brown, 25, from Telford in Shropshire, who won gold in the 2012 games, will also receive an MBE for services to sport.

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Is this Derbyshire runner the next Usain Bolt?

14 year old Ryan O'Gorman can run 200metres in 21.76 seconds Credit: ITV News Central

A runner from Derbyshire has become the fastest 14-year-old in European history after winning the 200 metres at the National Indoor under 17 championships.

Ryan Gorman's time of 21.76 seconds makes him faster than Usain Bolt at the same age - but only by five hundreths of a second!

Ryan trains at the Nottinghamshire Athletic Club and has since turned 15, but his training continues.

Usain Bolt celebrates at London 2012 Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Usain Bolt broke his own record in the 100m at London 2012, but he only managed to set his third fastest time in the 200m at 19.32 seconds. His personal best 200m time was set in 2009 in Berlin at 19.19 seconds.

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