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Olympic medalist joins children at World Marathon Challenge

High jumper and Olympic bronze medalist, Robbie Grabarz, has joined children taking part in a charity run at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Robbie Grabarz Credit: ITV News Central

The children will be running in teams over marathon distance as part of a campaign organised by charity, Save the Children, to raise awareness of world hunger and child poverty.

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Children to complete World Marathon Challenge

More than 200 children from three Birmingham schools are at the Alexander Stadium today to take part in a charity challenge.

The children will be running in teams over marathon distance. The challenge is part of a simultaneous run involving 60,000 children worldwide.

The World Marathon Challenge has been organised by Save the Children charity and aims to raise awareness of world hunger and child poverty.

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Robbie Grabarz gets an Olympic bronze medal in the high jump

Robbie Grabarz's bronze medal winning jump Credit: PA Pictures

High jumper Robbie Grabarz from Birmingham has won a bronze medal in the high jump.

The 24-year-old won a share of the men's high jump bronze medal with two other athletes.

Robbie Grabarz took his place on the podium after jumping 2.29m in front of the 80,000-strong crowd at the Olympic Stadium.

The jubilant Briton did a lap of the arena carrying a Union flag.