Laura Muir and other British athletes working with Blue Peter to ‘Train your way to Tokyo’

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British Athletics are joining forces with other Olympic sports and the iconic BBC children’s television show Blue Peter to run, cycle and row the distance from Manchester to Tokyo over the next 30 days.

Officially launching today [May 28], the ‘Train Your Way to Tokyo’ challenge will see Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell team up with athletes that include Laura Muir (handicap -1.8) and Callum Hawkins (handicap -6.8) to cover the 9948 km distance from the Blue Peter studio in Salford to the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo.

Averaging at over 300km a day across the 30 days, Lindsey will try her hand at all three sports and get an insight into how Olympic and Paralympic athletes are currently training. She will combine her total with the athletes taking part, all completing the challenge from inside their own homes or outdoors within the current government guidance.

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