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Let’s get Holbeach legend Geoff Capes in athletics hall of fame




HOLBEACH LEGEND: Geoff Capes, retired shot putter, athletics coach and twice winner of the World's Strongest Man title, is to be nominated for the England Athletics Hall of Fame.Photo by''Toby Roberts.
HOLBEACH LEGEND: Geoff Capes, retired shot putter, athletics coach and twice winner of the World's Strongest Man title, is to be nominated for the England Athletics Hall of Fame.Photo by''Toby Roberts.

A campaign has started that could see Holbeach athletics legend Geoff Capes recognised for a career spanning three Olympic Games and the coaching of young stars.

The 68-year-old, who won two Commonwealth Games and two European indoor shot put titles in the 1970s, is to be nominated for a place in the England Athletics Hall of Fame.

COACH AND MENTOR: Geoff Capes with Stuart Storey and Sally Reddin at University Academy Holbeach where commemorative mosaics were unveiled for the London 2012 Olympics.'Photo by Tim Wilson.SG040712-244TW. www.spaldingtoday .co.uk/buyaphoto
COACH AND MENTOR: Geoff Capes with Stuart Storey and Sally Reddin at University Academy Holbeach where commemorative mosaics were unveiled for the London 2012 Olympics.'Photo by Tim Wilson.SG040712-244TW. www.spaldingtoday .co.uk/buyaphoto

If successful, Geoff would join the likes of Sir Roger Bannister, Lord Sebastian Coe, Dame Kelly Holmes and fellow Holbeach athlete Stuart Storey, who coached the ex-policeman throughout his career before retiring after the 1980 Moscow Olympics.


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