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Bookmakers Bet on U.K. Runner

24 Aug 2004

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the U.K. Times: "William Hill, the bookmakers, have priced Kelly Holmes at 5-2 to produce a dazzling Olympic double and win the women's 1,500 metres in Athens tomorrow.

"Holmes won the 800 metres last night in a dramatic race, filling the vacancy in the Great Britain team for a Golden Girl after Paula Radcliffe's failure in the marathon.

"But Holmes enters tonight's heats of the 1,500 metres insisting it is her preferred distance.

"…According to the bookmakers, Holmes's main rival will be Olga Yegorova, the Russian athlete who was at the centre of a doping controversy at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton.

"…Yegorova is as short as 4-5 to add Olympic gold to her medal haul. Holmes is a best-price 4-1 with Sporting Odds…"

 
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