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Steve Cram “Its was brilliant, absolutely loved it”

Steve Cram 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 XRunners ultimate obstacle race and muddy fun run!

Cram tied his trainer laces and put on 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 which was guaranteed to take Steve out of his comfort zone. Steve ran with a team of family and friends to share in the muddy good fun.

After the event Steve said “It was brilliant, absolutely loved it”


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the uk's best mud runs and obstacle races!

X-Runner provides fun running events, delivered to an exceptionally high standard, we aim to offer the best muddy fun runs and obstacle races in the UK! All entries will receive;- Technical t-shirt, finishers medal, silicon wrist band, over sixty challenging obstacles in the full 10k event and possibly the best day of your life. Its muddy good fun, guaranteed!

Steve said "This is survival, its not a race"

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Steve Cram OBE

Steve 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.

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World Champion

Steve Cram is now one of Britain’s all time favourite athletes and one of the world’s dominant middle distance runners having. 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.

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.


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