Athletics: Great Manchester Run - 2009 - 17/05/2009

Jonathan Edwards is in Manchester where world-beating athletes in both speed and endurance events are on show, with double Olympic champion Usain Bolt and distance legend Haile Gebrselassie topping the bill. There is live coverage of the Great City Games, where Jamaican Bolt, who sensationally smashed both the 100m and 200m world records on his way to double gold in Beijing last year, will be making his first European appearance of the season and running in a 150m race for the first time. There will also be highlights of Gebrselassie's attempt to regain his Great Manchester Run title. The Ethiopian will be joined not only by an elite field but by tens of thousands of 'fun runners' as the 10k race winds its way through the streets of the city.


  • 2009-05-17 17:00:00 - 2009-05-17 18:30:00 on BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2009-05-17 17:20:00 - 2009-05-17 18:30:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland,


  • Commentator Steve Cram
  • Presenter Jonathan Edwards
  • Commentator Paul Dickenson