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We are delighted to announce that Olympian Iwan Thomas MBE, who still holds the British 400m record, will be returning as one of our special guests. You will see Iwan on the podium at the start line before joining the masses as he competes once again in the 2017 Vitality Reading Half Marathon.
He comments: “I’m extremely excited to be back this year to not only race, but also to start the Vitality Reading Half Marathon. It’s fast, has a great atmosphere and is a fantastic training run for those preparing for the London Marathon. For me personally, it’s also great prep for the Heads Together challenge I’m undertaking this year. Last year, the streets of Reading were filled with cheering supporters motivating the runners all the way round and the noise that erupted from the stands at the Madjeski Stadium finish was something I look forward to re-living! I was really happy with my time last year, but I’m coming back to chase a new personal best.”