West Ham United were out in force at Sunday's National Lottery Anniversary Run, the first sporting event to be held in the Olympic Stadium since the Paralympic Games concluded last summer.

Hammers staff and supporters were among the 12,500 runners who took on the five mile course in Stratford. Competitors raced past the velodrome and around the Orbit, before entering the Olympic Stadium for the finale down the home straight.  

Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy officially kicked-off proceedings on the start line, before making his way inside the iconic venue to lap up the atmosphere. Fellow Olympians Victoria Pendleton, Paula Radcliffe and Nicola Adams were also enjoying the historic occasion in east London. 

Speaking of West Ham's future occupancy of the Olympic Stadium, Hoy expressed his delight at the prospect of the venue being in regular use, while he insists it is not likely to be a hard sell to get him back into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park come the big kick-off in 2016. 

Keep your eyes peeled for exclusive interviews with both Sir Chris Hoy and Nicola Adams right here on whufc.com and on West Ham TV in the coming days.

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