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Olympic legends compete to be the fastest across London

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Published on May 18, 2012

Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdles Olympic gold medallist, and Chris Boardman, Olympic cycling gold medal winner and world record holder, havechallenged each other to find the easiest and quickest route across London to the Olympic Park.
This race has been inspired by new research from London 2012 and Transport for London (TfL) which reveals 86 per cent of central London businesses are planning one or more initiatives to encourage employees to consider alternative forms of transport. Of this, 60 per cent of businesses will encourage their staff to walk or cycle.
And it's not just London that will be affected, of course. With Olympic and Paralympic events happening across Britain, public transport in those regions will be affected as well.
As part of the London 2012 and TfL challenge, Sally ran and Chris cycled from Liverpool Street station to the Stour Space opposite the Olympic Park on the River Lea. The aim was to demonstrate to businesses and their employees there are alternative modes of transport during the Games.
Sally Gunnell and Chris Boardman have produced some top tips to help employers and employees look into alternative transport options during the Games.

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