Lewis to visit Bangalore

Lewis to visit Bangalore

Lewis to visit Bangalore

Multiple Olympic champion, Carl Lewis, was on Wednesday confirmed as the event ambassdor of the TCS World 10K Bangalore 2014.

Speaking about being the 10K event, Lewis said the event would attract many of the best in the world. “The TCS World 10K is an ideal blend of speed and endurance and I’m sure the run will attract many of the best in the world.

“It’s an honour for me to be associated with the event and witness, in action, these running enthusiasts. I hope my presence will only inspire and encourage them to reach greater heights of performance and success,” Lewis said.

Lewis has competed in four Olympics. He won four gold medals in the 100 and 200 metres, 400 metres relay and the long jump at the 1984 Los Angeles Games to emulate his peer Jesse Owens, who achieved this milestone at the 1936 Berlin Games.

The legendary Olympian also said that it gave him great pleasure to visit India. “It gives me great joy to come to India, a country I love and respect, to spread the magic of running amongst the beautiful populace.

In the last decade or so, India has witnessed a running revolution and the sport has grown manifold in terms of strength, popularity and interest generated,” he added.

Other famous sportspersons who have been event ambassadors in the past include Linford Christie, Donovan Bailey and Haile Gebrselassie.

The latest edition of the event will be flagged off at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on May 18.