Usain Bolt, right, and Mo Farah, left, could race for charity

Mo Farah and Usain Bolt ‘s decisions to end their track careers in London have sparked a huge rush for tickets for next year’s World Championships, with more than a million people applying.
Bolt plans to hang up his spikes after the event while Farah intends to switch his focus from the track to the marathon after running at London 2017.
With the Olympic legends on show and following Team GB’s success in Rio organisers of the event say that they are now on course to sell out ALL of the 14 sessions, the first time that has ever happened at a world championships.
A total of 1,047,000 tickets have been applied for by fans in 92 countries for a stadium with a capacity of around 50,000 per session.
Bolt, who completed a triple-triple of 100m, 200m and 4×100 metres relay at last month’s Olympics, and Farah, who retained the 5,000m and 10,000m titles in Rio, have both said next year’s championships will be their last.
Unlike in Rio, where empty seats were a depressing feature of the Games, demand for tickets for London 2017 has been fierce, with applications vastly outnumbering the 700,000 available places.
Six of the 14 sessions are oversubscribed, with Bolt’s anticipated swansong in the 100m final attracting more than 200,000 ticket applications.
Niels de Vos, who is also chief executive of UK Athletics, told The Daily Telegraph : “The last few days were the busiest days.
“In fact, the last day was as busy as the first day. Clearly, the Olympics is going to have had a big effect and that’s why we’ve done it the way we’ve done it.”
As of Thursday night, 486,000 of the 700,000 available tickets had been sold, with successful applicants being informed from Friday.
Unsuccessful applicants in the first ballot will be given first refusal on remaining tickets in mid-September.
Any unsold seats are then to be released on general sale later this year.
De Vos is confident of a complete sell-out and added: “Obviously, there are a lot of people who didn’t get the tickets they applied for, so we may go close to sell-out at that stage.
“I’m pretty confident that we’ll be certainly very, very close to if not sold out for every session, which would be extraordinary. It’s never happened before for a World Athletics Championships.”

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