There are reports that eight time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has confirmed his return to running in next year’s vitality running World Cup.
The vitality running world cup (VRCW) today announced the kick-off of a mass running movement designed to encourage people to move more and get more active.
Taking place in 2020, from the 5th march to April 5, the vitality running world cup gives everyone the chance to represent their country in an annual, free-to-enter, knockout, global running competition.
Open to anyone, every participant who completes 3 kilometers in under 30 minutes on a smartphone or fitness device contributes towards their country’s total.
Three iconic Olympic gold Medalists have been named as country captains for the vitality running world cup, each encouraging their respective nations to lace up and take part.
The eight-time gold medalist Usain Bolt will captain Jamaica, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and vitality ambassador for the United Kingdom, dame Jessica Ennis-Hill will captain the UK, and Rio 2016 champion and discovery vitality ambassador Wayde van Niekerk will lead for South Africa.
A host of further captains will be announced soon.
The vitality running world cup is an exciting new initiative linked directly to help make 100 million people 20% more active by the year 2025.