London Marathon Appoints Spencer Barden as Head of Elite Athletes

London Marathon Events Ltd today announced the appointment of Spencer Barden as Head of Elite Athletes, replacing David Bedford, who steps down in November.

A former international athlete who represented his country in track, road and cross country events, Barden has worked with British Athletics in a variety of roles and is currently the consultant Head of Athlete Recruitment where he recruits the elite fields for all televised meets including the London Anniversary Games, Birmingham Diamond League and the Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham and Glasgow.

In his new role at London Marathon Events, Barden will be responsible for assembling the elite fields for the Virgin Money London Marathon, The Vitality Big Half, the Vitality Westminster Mile and the Vitality London 10,000. He will continue his work with British Athletics recruiting the elite fields for televised events.