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  • on 16.02.2012
  • at 12:55 PM
  • by KT

Join our campaign to ‘Bring Back the Sprint Challenge’!

Today marks the start of the Big Betting Blog’s campaign to Bring Back the Sprint Challenge for 2012 (as first featured on the legendary ‘Saint and Greavsie’ show in the late 80’s and early 90’s).

For any youngsters reading this who may not have heard of the sprint challenge before, essentially it was a 100m race between the fastest footballers around.

Check out these amazing videos, featuring a young Paul Warhurst and an even younger Phil Babb. Or alternatively just ask your dad about the ‘Rumbelows Sprint Challenge’!

Imagine a race at Wembley on FA Cup Final day featuring Aaron Lennon, Theo Walcott and Gabby Agbonlahor to name but a few… now you are interested, right? Well now is your chance to help make it happen!

Tweet this link to your favourite footballers using the hashtag #SprintChallenge, post it on forums, paint it on your neighbour’s fence (well, maybe not). Do anything you can to help spread the word and hopefully help the campaign gather momentum. If you have any ideas or questions just tweet us @BigBettingBlog.

We’ll be speaking to a number of potential sponsors too, with the hope of persuading one of them to put their name to the event and donate a prize to the winner’s nominated charity.

The big question remains; Have the Premier League players got the bottle to take part? We think not but we would love them to prove us wrong!

Tell us who YOU would like to see take part in the 2012 Sprint Challenge?

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