John Martin has been announced as overall winner of the BASC photography competition with his picture of the men's 5,000m final in the IAAF World Championship. 'A celebration of London 2017' gave BASC members the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, creative vision and originality as photographers. It endeavours to capture the spirit of London 2017.
Entries were received in two catefories. Category A focused on the athletics action from both the IAAF and IPC world championships in London, along with the Anniversary Games. The winning photograph, 'Mo Farah wins silver' by captures the action on the final lap of the men's 5,000m final as Mo Farah in his final championships track appearance sees strains for a medal, watching a final gold slipping from his grasp. John's photograph was also the overall winner in the competition, and can be viewed in our Photo Album pages along with other shortlisted photos.
Category B focused on other aspects outside of the athletics action. The winning photograph, 'Hero meets Hero' by Derek Smith caught the hero of world athletics, Usain Bolt, at his final championships, being greeted by championship mascot Hero the Hedgehog, who captured the fans' imaginations with his antics in the stadium. Derek's photo and those of other shortlisted entrants can be viewed here.