TOP British track-and-field stars paid tribute to revered athletics coach Lloyd Cowan, who has died aged 58.
Cowan represented England within the 110m hurdles on the 1994 Commonwealth Video games in Victoria earlier than turning to full-time teaching.
Considerably, he helped Christine Ohuruogu, 36, to the Olympic 400m title in Beijing in 2008, silver 4 years later on the London 2012 Video games and two world titles.
Britain’s former Olympic 100m champion Linford Christie mentioned: “The world of observe misplaced one other member of the family and it hurts greater than I may have ever imagined.
“RIP Lloyd Cowan – the area you left can’t be crammed. My condolences to all who knew and cherished you.”
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill mentioned she was “completely gutted”.
Ennis added: “I’ve so many nice reminiscences of spending time with Lloyd on coaching camps.
“He at all times believed in me and gave me some nice recommendation and training suggestions alongside the way in which within the hurdles.
“Pure ardour in what he did.”
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Andy Turner, who received Commonwealth and European 110m hurdles titles underneath Cowan, mentioned: “Heartbroken, completely heartbroken to listen to that my coach has handed away.
“Twelve good years with this man, I owe him every little thing.”
A UK Athletics assertion mentioned: “We’re deeply saddened by the passing of Lloyd Cowan.
“Our ideas are along with his household and associates right now.”