10km runners’ chance for gold

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PARTICIPANTS in Sheffield’s Great Yorkshire Run will have the opportunity to win a unique gold medal to celebrate the Olympics.

A custom-made gold medal will be awarded to the 2012th runner across the finish line, while four sterling silver medals are to be awarded to lucky individuals picked at random.

All five medals, which are worth more than £250 each, have been specially produced by Sheffield Assay Office.

Former athlete John Mayock, who is organising the event on Sunday, September 2, said: “Yorkshire’s success in the Olympics was truly remarkable and one of the key highlights of the whole Games.

“We wanted to celebrate that achievement by providing every entrant in the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run with the opportunity to win their own gold or silver medal.”