SportsAid helps the most promising young British athletes by providing them with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities during the critical early stages of their careers.
SportsAid has places available for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019. You can register your interest in running for the charity by completing an online application form.
#MyMiles With is a series aimed at giving YOU an insight into the lives of the next generation of British sporting heroes. This time it’s the turn of Great Britain 110m hurdler Khai Riley-La Borde.
To call 2018 a record-breaking year for Calvin Tarczy would be an understatement. The 18-year-old rower would need more than two hands to count the number of achievements, titles and times that he has notched up across the last 12-months. The Londoner secured the much-revered schools triple in addition to gold in the men’s coxless four at the FISA World Rowing Junior Championships for the second year running.
When it comes to athletics, Dominic Ogbechie is the dictionary definition of a triple threat. Long jump, high jump and 200m – the 16-year-old possesses prodigious talent in each, demonstrated when becoming the first person to win those three different events in the English Schools Championships. And the successful multi-discipline athlete isn't looking to specialise any time soon.
Pretending to be a boy named Colin just to step foot in a ring, boxing has never been merely a hobby for Caroline Dubois. That moment as a nine-year-old still occupies the thoughts of a Chelsea fighter initially denied the sport she loved due to her gender. Eight years later and the pretending is all done for a three-time -60kg European junior, world youth and Youth Olympic champion.
With the help of SportsAid, I did my thing. I didn’t come from a wealthy family, and there were times when I thought ‘I need a job’ but I stuck to my swimming. Thankfully it did pay off. It's about gambling and making sacrifices. I put a high risk in myself and invested the time in what was going to make the difference to my swimming.
Adam PeatySportsAid alumnus
The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the world's most famous fundraisers. SportsAid was the first ever official charity of the London Marathon back in 1984.
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