BT Great CityGames Manchester
Now in its fifth year, the BT Great CityGames Manchester is once again set to bring
world class athletics to the city’s streets.
The event will take place on the, now famous, Great CityGames track, laid along
Deansgate in the heart of the city and at the purpose built athletics arena in Albert
Square. The Great CityGames Manchester is a unique opportunity to see top athletes
compete in an urban environment - and this year, Paralympic champions will also
compete for the first time.
In 2009 the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt, set a new worlds best for the straight
150m distance here, while in 2010 Tyson Gay set a new world record for the straight
200m, breaking Tommie Smith's 44 year old mark.
Part of a great weekend of sport in Manchester - which includes the Bupa Great Manchester
Run on Sunday the 26th May and the Bupa Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run on Bank
Holiday Monday 27th May - a crowd of 20,000 people is expected to gather to see
some of the world’s greatest athletes compete, including Olympic gold medallist
Greg Rutherford, and Paralympic silver medallist Stefanie Reid.
For many, this will be their first opportunity to see medal winners in action since
London 2012, and best of all it will be completely free to spectate.
17 May 2009
Great CityGames Manchester
Usain Bolt (JAM), was the highlight of the first Great CityGames in Manchester.
He lit up the streets with his sensational world best performance of 14.35s for
the 150 metres (straight).