Celebrated Olympian To Join 10K Runners
Celebrated British runner Jo Pavey has announced she will be among the thousands taking on the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K this Sunday.
Jo is a World, European and Commonwealth medallist, winning the 10,000-metre gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich, 11 months after giving birth to her second child.
Jo made her first Olympic appearance at the Sydney games in 2000 and has qualified for the British team at every Games since. She now wants to earn a place in Team GB at Tokyo 2020.
As she works her way back to full fitness, Jo is hoping for a record-equalling sixth Olympic Games next year, when she will be 46. That would match javelin thrower Tessa Sanderson's six Olympic appearances by a British track and field athlete.
Jo setting off the runners at the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k earlier this month
Running alongside Jo at the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K will make the annual event extra special for those who have signed up to run or walk the Midlands' biggest 10K.
This year's event features a new route, which starts on Colmore Row in the heart of the city centre and passes some of the most famous landmarks in Birmingham, such as the Bullring Bull, Rotunda and Primark on High Street.
It is the first time the 10K has featured New Street; one of the oldest and busiest thoroughfares in the city.