Andrew Strauss & # 39; blown away & # 39; by support while the team from England takes a break from preparations for the World Cup in Ruth Strauss Foundation Family Mile
- Event was in memory of Ruth Strauss, who died of cancer in December 2018
- England's players appeared in strength to support Andrew Strauss while running
- Former England captain was blown away but the turnout in Westminster
- & # 39; For them this is special, I hope none of them have pulled a hamstring! & # 39 ;, he said
The cricketers of England took a break from their preparations for the World Cup to participate in the Family Mile of the Ruth Strauss Foundation on Sunday.
Part of the wider Vitality Westminster Mile, the event is the first of its kind organized by the charity to raise funds for the foundation.
The former English captain Andrew Strauss launched the foundation in March in memory of his wife Ruth, who died in December 2018 of a rare form of lung cancer at the age of 46.
Andrew Strauss said he was blown away by the turnout for the Sunday run
The English team for the world championship plays football together with Strauss at the start of the event
Strauss was pleased to appear at the start with the England squad, which lost a warm-up match to Australia on Saturday and faced South Africa in the first World Cup match on Thursday.
& # 39; We have Eoin Morgan, the man who is going to bring the World Cup home, Ben Stokes, Joe Root … I'm just blowing away to see these guys here, & # 39; Strauss told BBC Sport.
& # 39; They are about to start a huge World Cup campaign. For them this is really very special. I just hope none of them pulled a hamstring! & # 39;
Stokes added: & # 39; People will say it's great that they got this done before a World Cup starts and the day after a match, but it was a pretty easy decision to make when someone you know personally got a Such traumatic experience has gone through thing with their family.
& # 39; No matter what is going on, it was so easy to say yes. & # 39;
The Ruth Strauss Foundation was founded by Andrew in March this year
Sir Mo Farah will achieve a sixth victory on Monday in the Vitality London 10,000, but acted as an honorary starter before completing the 1.6-kilometer race in the 21st wave of runners.
During the elite races, Laura Muir was a favorite at the women's event during her first race since she successfully defended her two European indoor titles in Glasgow, while Chris O'Hare hoped to win the men's race for the third time.
Muir had to settle for third place behind defending champion Melissa Courtney and 2016 winner, Sarah McDonald, Courtney, who arrived from the front to win in an unofficial time of four minutes and 28 seconds.
O & # 39; Hare justified his status as a favorite for the race with a deliberate victory in an unofficial time of 3mins 59 seconds.
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