Australian sprinter’s spikes pinched
Australian sprinter Andrew McCabe’s running spikes have been stolen along with his national kit, British police said Saturday.
His training bag, which also contained personal items including his mobile phone, was stolen from a bench besides the running track as he practiced at Tonbridge School in Kent, southeast of London, on Friday.
“He’s not happy,” said Australian Olympics team spokesman Mike Tancred.
“You get used to one pair of spikes and you do not want to have to start wearing a new pair of spikes when you are competing in the Olympic Games.”
McCabe, 21, is due to compete in the 4x100m relay on Friday.
“He’s got a week to get them back,” Tancred said.
Kent Police have released pictures of two people they would like to speak to about the incident.
“In the spirit of the Games, our primary aim is to ensure the prompt return of the property, especially his running spikes, so the athlete can represent his country,” said Detective Inspector Max Davidson.© AFP 2013
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