Stewart leaves British athletics under a cloud after coaching Farah to gold
Stewart was described by UKA as ‘a
vital cog in the machinery of British athletics for more than 20 years,
most notably as meeting director for the successful televised series
where Britain has built a reputation for hosting the best meetings in
the world, both indoors and outdoors’.
De Vos said last night: ‘Ian leaves us in great shape to take these events from strength to strength.
‘I’d like to thank him for his work and wish him well in his future career.’
Stewart was one of the world’s leading
distance runners during the late 1960s and mid-1970s. He won a 5,000m
bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, adding to the European gold
he had captured three years earlier in Athens.