MANCHESTER (GBR): The Great CityGames Manchester street track and field event will no longer be held, organisers confirmed. The event has been held annually since Usain Bolt ran a world 150m best of 14.35 on the straight in 2009. “After 10 very successful years bringing some of the biggest names in international sport to the city of Manchester, we have decided to retire the event and focus our efforts on building on the extraordinary success of the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run,” said Paul Foster, chief executive of The Great Run Company, referring at the end to the 10km which has always been held on the same weekend. Via athleticsweekly.com.
runblogrun opines: This was one of my favorite City Games events. Good crowd, good events, and good media support. Problem was, well, from our observation, lack of sponsor enthusiasm. This event will be missed.