Rio 2016 hopefuls help lay new Olympic Stadium track
PUBLISHED: 12:19 10 May 2016 | UPDATED: 10:59 12 May 2016
Two athletes aiming to compete at Rio 2016 have helped to lay the new running track in the Olympic Stadium.
Sprinter CJ Ujah and 800m runner Adelle Tracey – one of the seven teenage athletes chosen to light the Olympic flame at the London 2012 opening ceremony – joined the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales and former athlete Brendan Foster in laying the Mondo track yesterday.
Adelle said: “Lighting the Olympic flame was an incredible honour and it is great to be back in the stadium.
“I hope to have more golden moments on this track and I hope as many as possible take up the opportunity to run in this inspirational stadium at the Great Newham London Run.”
Simone Sharpe, from Plaistow, and her nine-year-old son Tate, who will be taking part in the run, also helped to lay the track.
They will be among thousands of finishers to cross the finish line in the stadium, cheered on by friends and family, on Sunday, July 17.
To sign up for the Great Newham London Run, visit greatrun.org/London