Commonwealth Games champion surprises 2GB listener – a.k.a mum!
Champion Aussie runner Ollie Hoare has paid tribute to his late grandfather, Fred, a WWII veteran.
Hoare crossed the line in a Commonwealth Games record time of 3:30.13 to win gold in the 1500m race.
He told Ben Fordham his grandfather was a big inspiration to him.
“I know he was looking down, having a laugh and really enjoying the result.”
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Ollie’s mum, Kate, listens to Ben Fordham Live every morning and was surprised to hear her son on the radio!
She told Ben she harboured hopes he would become a swimmer.
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