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Capes all set for athletics' hall of fame




ATHLETICS LEGEND: Holbeach shot putter and three-time Olympian Geoff Capes is to be inducted iinto the England Athletics Hall of Fame later this year.Photo by Toby Roberts. (2768778)
ATHLETICS LEGEND: Holbeach shot putter and three-time Olympian Geoff Capes is to be inducted iinto the England Athletics Hall of Fame later this year.Photo by Toby Roberts. (2768778)

Holbeach athletics legend Geoff Capes is set to join other stars of the sport in a national hall of fame.

The three-time Olympian, double Commonwealth Games shot put champion and founder of Lincolnshire Throws Academy is due to be honoured at an awards night in October, nearly 40 years after retiring from the sport.

It was feared that Capes, who also won two European indoor shot put titles, might be denied the honour due to his straight-talking, no-nonsense reputation,


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