Former Olympian and World Champion athlete Steve Cram MBE will be paying a visit to a York school on Tuesday 19th.
He is coming to St Olave’s Prep School in York to run an athletics session for about 20 pupils. It will be based on middle distance training and running.
Nathan Savage, Head of PE and Games at St Olave’s and organiser of the visit, said: “We’re delighted to have such a legendary athlete come to the School. I’m sure it will be a huge inspiration to the children to meet and train with Mr Cram, especially in the year of the Olympics.”
One of the world’s dominant middle distance runners during the 1980s, Steve was nicknamed the “The Jarrow Arrow” due to his Tyneside roots.
He was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1983 and was awarded the MBE in 1986.
Cram set world records in the 1500 metres, 2000 metres and the mile during a 19-day period in the summer of 1985. He won the 1500 metres gold medal at the 1983 World Championships, and the 1500 metres silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.