London Marathon in talks to help save cash-strapped UK Athletics

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  • ‘We have a responsibility,’ says director Hugh Brasher
  • Governing body is in crisis, having lost £1.8m last year

The London Marathon is in talks to help save UK Athletics amid reports the governing body could go bust this year, with the event director, Hugh Brasher, stressing: “We have a responsibility to the sport.”

Other potential funders, including organisers of the Great North Run, are also thought to be open to assisting UKA, which lost £1.8m last year. Its remaining reserves of £400,000 have since fallen further. Last month the governing body was forced to make 10 employees redundant as a result of its financial crisis, while dealing with safeguarding cases has cost it another six-figure sum.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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