SportsAid alumnus Mo Farah signed off from his career on the track by winning gold and silver medals at the IAAF World Championships in London. Mo, who received a SportsAid award as a 16 year old in 1999, set the London Stadium alight on the opening evening as he retained his 10,000m title before being edged out into second position in the 5,000m on the penultimate day by Ethiopian runner Muktar Edris.
The IAAF World Championships in London have finally arrived! 10 days of action will get underway this evening (4 August) as Great Britain look to recreate the track and field success enjoyed at the London 2012 Olympic Games. SportsAid will have a strong presence at the Championships with 46 members of the 86-strong team, including Mo Farah, Dina Asher-Smith and Eilidh Doyle, having received help from the charity.
Olympic gold and bronze medallist Greg Rutherford MBE has shown his support for the next generation of British athletes by signing up to become an official ambassador of SportsAid Week 2017. Long-jump legend Greg, who has unfortunately had to withdraw from the London 2017 IAAF World Championships next month due to injury, joins Ellie Simmonds OBE and Lutalo Muhammad MBE in giving his backing to this year’s initiative.