Sporting Digest: Athletics

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LEADING veterans will compete in a special mile race at Oxford University's Iffley Road track on 7 May to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roger Bannister's running the first four-minute mile. The runners, including David Moorcroft and Eamonn Coghlan, will attempt to become the first veterans to break four minutes.

DAVE LEWIS has been forced to withdraw from Saturday's world cross- country championship trial at Alnwick on medical advice. Andrew Pearson is unlikely to make the start line due to tendinitis. Because selectors have only one place to award at their own discretion, it means one of the pair seems certain to miss the world championships in Budapest.