Skip to content Exit mobile menu

Competition history

Hall of Fame for Sport

davod-hofDavid Bedford OBE

10,000 metres - world record holder

David Bedford is a former 10,000m world record holder and up until 2012 was race director for the Virgin London Marathon, which is a partner in St Mary’s highly successful Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre (EPACC).

rebecca-hofRebecca Romero MBE

Rowing and cycling - double Olympic medallist

Rebecca Romero studied Sport Science at St Mary’s and was a member of the University’s rowing team. She is a double Olympic medallist after securing silver in quadruple sculls in Athens 2004 and a cycling Gold in the individual pursuit in Beijing 2008.

mo-hofSir Mo Farah

10,000 and 5,000 metres - Double double Olympic Gold medallist

Former student Mo Farah lived and trained at St Mary’s for 10 years before relocating to the USA in 2011 and secured Gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m events at London 2012. Mo became the first British man to win two Olympic track and field titles at the same Games since 1924.

matt-hofMatt Wells

Rowing - Beijing Olympic Bronze medallist

Matt Wells studied at St Mary’s and was an active participant in the University’s sporting community during his time as a student. He won a Bronze double sculls Olympic medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and is credited with leading the resurgence in British men’s sculling.