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St Helens winger Darren Albert is officially the ?Fastest Man in Rugby League? after winning the Powergen-sponsored sprint challenge event at Robin Park Arena, Wigan.
Saints? Australian winger Albert thrilled the sell-out 1,000 crowd and the fans who found vantage points around the athletics stadium, when he dominated his heat and then cruised home to win the Grand Final 100-metre sprint in 11.365 seconds. He also collected the ?2,000 prize for the winner.
Albert raced home in front of Whitehaven?s Craig Calvert, who finished second 11.593 seconds, and Dave Doherty of Leeds Rhinos, who came in third in 11.667 seconds.
The field of 32 players who took part in the sprint came from the Tetley?s Super League and LHF Healthplan National League clubs and it is anticipated that the event has raised in excess of ?2,500 for Sport Relief.
Organisers were delighted by the great success and surprised by wonderful reaction of the thousands of Rugby League fans who made the trip to Robin Park to support the event.
A spokesperson for the organisers said: ?Because nothing like this has ever been organised before we simply didn?t know how many people would turn up. ?While we are delighted that we managed to sell the stadium out, we would like to apologise to all the fans who were locked outside the stadium?.
Article kindly supplied by http://www.superleague.co.uk