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Stars line up to take part in Olympic anniversary race

Richard & Adam, Britain's Got Talent finalist take part in Olympic anniversary run. Credit: Twitter/ Richard&Adam
Paula Radcliffe and Melanie Chisholm at the start line of The National Lottery Anniversary Run. Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire
Victoria Pendleton at the start line of The National Lottery Anniversary Run. Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire


Scene is set for Olympic anniversary race

The scene is set for today's National Lottery Anniversary Race, which is taking place at the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London:


Radcliffe 'looking forward' to Olympic anniversary run

Paula Radcliffe, who missed out on competing at the London 2012 Olympics due to injury, said she is "looking forward" to the National Lottery Anniversary Run later today:

Paula Radcliffe to compete at Olympic Stadium event

Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe will run the first event to be staged at London's Olympic Stadium since the 2012 Games later today.

Radcliffe, who was unable to compete at the London Olympics due to injury, will join a host of sporting stars including Olympic gold medallists Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, who are more used to cycling than running.

Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe pictured at an event in July 2010. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

They will be among the 12,500 people taking part in the five-mile (eight-kilometre) National Lottery Anniversary Run, in which competitors will complete the final 328 yards (300m) on the Olympic Stadium's track.

Radcliffe has predicted the event would "recapture the spirit of the London 2012".

Hoy: Froome will be 'frustrated' by doping questions

Sir Chris Hoy told ITV News Tour de France leader Chris Froome would be "frustrated" by the constant questions on doping but the recent scandal in athletics involving Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay showed the "testing procedures are working well".

He'll be frustrated by it. There's no doubt it must be incredibly frustrating. But his frustrations will be with the people who were cheating in the past not with people asking the questions, they have to ask the questions.

It's what the public want to know. They want to know is it possible? Are we looking at clean performances? Can we believe these current crop of athletes?

I like to think that with 99 per cent of them, you can. It is possible and yes there has been scandal in the last week with athletics and it is bad news for sport, for all sport but on the flip side think about the clean athletes.

At least they know they're getting the chance to compete on a level playing field, that the cheats are being caught. And it's a sign that the testing procedures are working well and there's nowhere to run - if you excuse the pun.

– Sir Chris Hoy

Sir Chris Hoy becomes Air Cadet Honorary Captain

The Ministry of Defence has announced that Britain's most successful Olympian Sir Chris Hoy is becoming an Ambassador and Honorary Group Captain for the Air Cadets.

Sir Chris Hoy is to be an Ambassador and Honorary Group Captain for the Air Cadets. Credit: Twitter/ @DefenceHQ

Last week the six time Olympic champion announced his retirement from competitive cycling.

Read more: Sir Chris announces retirement

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