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Stewart to leave UK Athletics

UK Athletics' head of endurance Ian Stewart has decided to leave the organisation with immediate effect to pursue other career opportunities.

Stewart, who won European and Commonwealth gold over 5,000 metres in 1969 and 1970 respectively, combined his endurance role with that of meet director for Britain's televised events.

"Ian has been central to the success of our televised events for years and he has helped train the new team since we brought our events programme in-house, and he now leaves us in great shape to take these events from strength to strength," UKA chief executive officer Niels de Vos said.

"I'd like to thank Ian for his work and wish him well in his future career."