British Athletics role for Cram

Former world champion and Olympic silver medallist Steve Cram has joined the British Athletics endurance programme.

Cram, 53, is the latest high-profile addition to the programme under head of endurance Barry Fudge. Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe was also named a 'key advisor' in December, when it was announced that Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar would advise in a consultancy capacity.

"It's an exciting time for the British Athletics endurance programme and it's great to be part of it," said Cram, who won the world 1,500 metres title in Helsinki in 1983 and Olympic silver over the same distance the following year in Los Angeles.

"Barry, Alberto, Paula and the team have been making good progress over the last six months and everything is on track for success as we head towards Rio 2016 and London 2017."

Fudge added: "I am delighted Steve has joined the British Athletics endurance programme. Steve brings a massive amount of experience both as an athlete and more recently as a coach.

"He will provide coach mentorship and technical expertise within the programme. This is a further addition to a number of changes made in the last six months as we work towards our long term vision of British endurance running being successful on the Olympic and world stages in order to inspire and motivate runners of all abilities."