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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

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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".

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