London Olympic 2012 track sold as souvenirs
The athletics track used in the London Olympics 2012 has been removed and pieces are now for sale as souvenirs.
One of the first people to be given a piece is Paralympic, World and European champion wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft. It represents a poignant memento of the place where she claimed double gold (T34 100m and 200m ) four years ago.
She was also given a a large, decorative framed piece of the track to gift to her local athletics club, Leeds City AC.
The London 2012 track is being replaced ahead of the London 2017 IAAF World Championships and World Para-Athletics Championships next summer.
Pieces of the original London 2012 track have been made into a range of exclusive sporting memorabilia and are available to buy at london2012track.com.
The products start at £60 for a small frame piece of track and rise to £399 for a Limited edition large framed piece of track.
A very limited number of premium sections are available, including numbers from both the start and finishing lines, for collectors or sports fans who want a unique and extra special piece of history from 2012.
Proceeds from the sale of the track will go back into maintaining and operating the London Marathon Community Track and the London Stadium. The Stadium is a publicly owned asset and all the profits it generates are returned to the taxpayer.
Proceeds from the sale of the track will go back into maintaining and operating the London Marathon Community Track and the London Stadium. The Community Track will be the home of the Newham and Essex Beagles, while the London Stadium will continue to host community events such as the Great Newham London Run. The Stadium is a publicly owned asset and all the profits it generates are returned to the taxpayer.
Pieces of track will also be gifted to local schools, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Gold medallists and other partners, recognising their contribution to the stadium’s past and its exciting future.