BBC commentator and former World 1500m champion Steve Cram has been appointed to a senior role within British Athletics. A former world-record holder in the mile, Cram will join the British Athletics Endurance Programme, giving him a similar role to Paula Radcliffe within the national governing body.
He will work under the guidance of Head of Endurance Barry Fudge, who was appointed British Athletics’ Head of Endurance in December 2013. The Endurance Programme is built with the intention for British athletes to reach podium success at Olympic and world level and give British coaches the opportunity to develop alongside some of the world’s best coaching set-ups such as Nike’s Oregon Project with Alberto Salazar.
“It’s an exciting time for the British Athletics Endurance Programme and it’s great to be part of it,” said Cram. “Barry, Alberto, Paula and the team have been making good progress over the last six months and everything is on track for success as we head towards Rio 2016 and London 2017.”
Fudge added: “I am delighted Steve has joined the British Athletics Endurance Programme. Steve brings a massive amount of experience both as an athlete and more recently as a coach. He will provide coach mentorship and technical expertise within the programme. This is a further addition to a number of changes made in the last six months as we work towards our long term vision of British endurance running being successful on the Olympic and world stages in order to inspire and motivate runners of all abilities.”