Monday, 23 April 2012

GET KIDS GOING! GO GOLDEN IN LONDON


David (in white) on his way to victory at the 2012 Virgin London Marathon Men's Wheelchair Race

The Get Kids Going! team enjoyed a clean-sweep at the 2012 Virgin London Marathon as David Weir, Shelly Woods and Sheikh Sheikh all raced to victory on Sunday 22nd April. As the start of a wonderful sporting summer takes shape, all three admit that the support they have enjoyed from Get Kids Going! has been instrumental in their continued success.

Get Kids Going! Vice President David Weir secured a remarkable sixth London Marathon title in the Men’s Wheelchair Race as he crossed the finishing line in 01:32:26. The peerless athlete, pictured above, who has been supported by Get Kids Going! since age twelve, powered to victory on Sunday and admitted the victory felt as good as his first title.

Get Kids Going! Ambassador Shelly Woods, who has been supported by Get Kids Going! since age fourteen, also took a gold medal in the Women’s Wheelchair Race as she decimated the elite field to win in a time of 01:49:10. The Daily Telegraph said that Shelly “dominated the women's race from start to finish, both tactically and technically”, finishing almost four minutes clear of her nearest rivals.

The Get Kids Going! junior racers also did the charity proud as they secured the top three places in the ‘Under 17 Boys Wheelchair Race’. Sheikh Sheikh edged a close battle with Will Smith to take the Gold Medal by just six seconds in a time of 12:30. Jack Binstead completed a remarkable day for Get Kids Going! as he secured third place in the same event.

WELL DONE TO ALL OUR FANTASTIC YOUNG ATHLETES