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BIG Games in Bedford

Tuesday 10th August 2010

 

The Bedford International Athletics Stadium will be hosting the 16th Bedford International Games (BIG) on Sunday 15th August. BIG is privileged to host the first BIG Discus Record Challenge with 2008 Olympic Champion Gert Kanter attempting to break the world record. He will be joined by many of Britain’s top Discus throwers all challenging themselves to break their own individual records.

 

Also look out for Perry Shakes Drayton who has just returned from the European Championships in Barcelona, where she won two bronze medals in the 400m race and 4 x 400m relay! Perry will not be running on the day but will be a guest of the Bedford International Games.

 

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson said: “The Bedford International Games has a growing reputation and attracts high quality international athletes.  Hopefully the enthusiasm generated by the performances at the recent European Championships in Barcelona, especially by British athletes, will help ensure that some outstanding contests take place on Sunday “

 

Tickets are available on the day at the ticket gate.   Prices are as follows:  Adults £5, Children (U16) / Concessions £2.50, Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children) £12.50. Please note that the ticket gate will not open until 09.30 so only those with Accreditation will be allowed into the Stadium before then.  The event begins with the Men's Javelin and men's Hammer at 11.00 and finishes approximately 18.00 with the Men's Discus (17.00) where Gert Kanter (Estonia) will be attempting to break the World Record.

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