The Albion manager will officially start the race next month.
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton will be sending over 10,000 runners on their way, as he is officially set to start the 2017 Brighton Marathon on Sunday 9th April.
The Seagulls boss is delighted to have been asked to start the race, and expressed his gratitude to be part of such a prestigious event in the city’s calendar.
He said: "It’s a huge honour for me to be the Race Starter for the Brighton Marathon in 2017 and it’s a testament to what the team have done this season. The support that we’ve had through some difficult periods this last year shows how much the team mean to the area, and it’s great to be able to do this in their name.”
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Tom Naylor, Brighton Marathon race director added: “Chris has become one of the best known managers in football, not least because of his fantastic work with Brighton and Hove Albion in the last few years. We look forward to sharing the sports spotlight with Chris on April 9th and to once again show that Brighton plays host to some of the best sporting events in the country.”
The Brighton Marathon Weekend comprises The Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races on Saturday 8th pril, the BM10k and the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 9th April, and the Event Village on the 7th, 8th and 9th April on Madeira Drive.