Sebastian Coe Honours Two Young Athletes Sadly Killed By Drink Driver
Farnborough students Stacey Burrows and Lucy Pygott were both tragically killed in 2016 have both received posthumous awards from Lord Sebastian Coe and Eagle Radio.
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Farnborough Sixth Form College students Stacey Burrows and Lucy Pygott who were both tragically killed in November 2016 have received the Local Heroes Sport Award from Eagle Radio, Surrey and Hampshire’s local radio station.
The annual Local Heroes ceremony took place in September 2017 and aims to award outstanding members of the community. Lord Sebastian Coe, former Olympic champion and President of the IAAF presented Lucy and Stacey’s parents with the posthumous awards.
The two young athletes were on track to represent Great Britain in their sport and were sadly involved in a collision with a black Ford Focus on Queen’s Avenue in Aldershot. The pair were training with the Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club and correctly crossed at a set of traffic lights in Aldershot when they were hit by a drink driver and were tragically killed.
Lucy aged 17, had represented Great Britain and won bronze in the 3000m at the European Athletics Youth Championships. Stacey aged 16, also ran the 3000m and was the Hampshire under-17 champion.
Lord Coe was unable to attend the event on the night but agreed to make the awards in person at a ceremony held at the Sixth Form College.
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