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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:

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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:

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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".


Hammers' Vice-Chairman is pleased with poll

"I would like to thank each and every supporter that took the time to have their say on what is an historic and monumental decision for the Club. We must now engage further with the fans who've requested more information but it is fantastic to know that the consensus among our supporters is that they are behind the move.

"Now we know we have their support to advance this incredible project, we can look forward to the busy, but exciting,three years ahead working together to ensure that this world-class arena exceeds their expectations."

– Karren Brady, West Ham United Vice-Chairman

West Ham say 85% of supporters want Olympic Stadium move

West Ham are expected to start playing at the Olympic Stadium in 2016. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

West Ham have said a poll of 12,000 of their fans found that 85% were in favour of the club moving to the Olympic Stadium from Upton Park. Another 10% said they would consider supporting it but wanted more information. The poll was carried out by SMG YouGov.

The poll found the majority of fans thought the move would help boost the club and provide more funds to improve the team. Others said the Olympic Stadium would provide a better experience for the fans. 48% of fans said they would attend more of the club's games if West Ham played in Stratford.

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