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More Than One Million Fans Have Applied for Tickets to Final Races for Bolt, Farah


More than one million applications have been made for the 700,000 tickets available to see next year’s world championships in London, at which Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will make their final track appearances.

It will be the final competition for Jamaica’s nine-time Olympic champion sprinter Bolt, 30, while British Olympic and world 5000m and 10000m champion Farah plans to focus on marathon running after London 2017.

According to British Athletics, 1,047,000 tickets have been applied for and five of 14 sessions are oversubscribed. They include the 100m final, which would be Bolt’s swansong and which more than 200,000 want to see.

The capacity for the championships at the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – which is also now home to Premier League side West Ham United – will be around 50,000 per session.

This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.

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