World Champion Steve Cram has a muddy good run.
Steve has achieved Olympic and World Champion status, he has broken World Records and now takes on his biggest challenge, the ultimate test of all round physical ability and endurance as he tackles the Water Wipeout obstacle race and mud run at Nottingham’s National Water Sports Centre, its muddy good fun!
Water Wipeout will be Xrunner’s biggest event this year with around 3000 runners expected to compete in this gruelling challenge. Amongst those taking part will be Steve Cram MBE, who will be running with a team of family and friends to share in the muddy good fun.
On 29th June, Cram will be tying his trainer laces and putting his race number on once more to tackle a multi terrain 10k course packed with over fifty physically and mentally challenging obstacles, more mud than a festival in monsoon season and a 50ft water slide at the Water Wipeout Xrunner challenge which is guaranteed to take Steve out of his comfort zone.
Steve Cram is now one of Britain’s all time favourite athletes and one of the world’s dominant middle distance runners having risen to fame in the 1980’s with the nickname “The Jarrow Arrow”. Cram set world records in the 1500 meters, 2000 meters and the mile during a 19-day period in the summer of 1985. He was the first man to run 1500 meters in under 3 minutes and 30 seconds. He won the 1500 meters Gold Medal at the 1983 World Championships and the 1500 meters Silver Medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.
Pictured below, Coe, Ovett, and Cram embodied love of country and drive to be the best. The three traded world records seven times in a six year span (in the mile and 1500 alone) in pursuit of British middle distance supremacy. This fierce domestic rivalry ultimately brought out the best in the athletes and allowed Great Britain to maximize its number of medals on the world stage.
These days Cram is more likely to be found commentating on other runners as a television presenter and athletics commentator for BBC Sport. He has been involved in helping runners at the London Marathon and was a leading commentator for the London Olympics 2012.
Here is the reactions from the BBC Commentators along with Steve Cram, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson’s of Mo Farah win of the mens 5000m race at the London 2012 Olympics.
He was born in 1960 in Jarrow, England. His nickname was “The Jarrow Arrow.” He grew up in a hard working family with very little money. That region of Britain was very depressed at the time. When he started making money from running around 1980, he was paying his parent’s mortgage. He studied Sports in University. He was only 17 when he first appeared at a Commonwealth Games. He was dominant in the early ’80’s but started to fade in the late ’80’s even though he had some strong runs into the early ’90’s. He retired in 1994. After retirement, he became a very well respected sportscaster for the BBC. He was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) by the Queen. Steve is an ambassador for the 2012 London Olympics. The following clip shows Steve taking the Gold in the ’83 World Championships. He was not always the strongest kicker but this is a fine finish against a really talented field.
Steve Cram 1983 World Championships 1500m
Steve Cram 1985 World Record 1500m
Steve Cram 1985 World Record Mile
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