Thursday, 19 May 2016

Press call for the Manchester Great City Games

In a move away from the traditional Saturday afternoon session of city athletics, this year's Great City Games in Manchester will be run from 6pm on Friday evening.

This meant that the press call was bumped forward to Thursday, but at least the sun was shining a bit for the athletes as they walked down the still-being-built-mind-the-wet-paint track.

The athletes: Greg Rutherford, Chijindu Ujah, Lucy Hatton, Tiffany Porter, Treyvon Bromell
 The runners: Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba, Zane Robertson
 Kenenisa Bekele and Anthony Crolla swap bling
 Lucy Hatton, Silver at the 2015 European Indoor Championships, 60m hurdles
 Greg Rutherford - Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth long jump champion
 Tiffany Porter - 2014 European Champion at 100m hurdles
 Trayvon Bromell - 2016 World Indoor 60m Champion
 Chijindu Ujah - 2015 British 100m Champion
Kenenisa Bekele - 2004 Olympic 10000m Champion; 2008 Olympic Champion at 5000m and 10000m; 16 times a World Champion
Tirunesh Dibaba - 2008 Olympic Champion at 5000m and 10000m, 2012 Olympic 10000m Champion
Zane Robertson - New Zealand record holder at half-marathon