Exactly 100 years ago TODAY, on 11th July 1924, Eric Liddell, surprised the world and made history by winning gold in the 400m race at the Paris Olympics, breaking the World Record in the process.

This story is not only special because he won the race but also because he was not even supposed to compete in it. As a devoted Christian, he refused to run his preferred 100m race as it took place on a Sunday and instead opted for the much trickier 400m race.

Eric Liddell continues to inspire many people. He left behind a legacy that we are working hard to secure, cherish, and celebrate for future generations across the world. Our initiative, The Eric Liddell 100 , is on a journey to ensure that Eric’s story and values, which are still relevant today, are passed on to everyone, including generations to come.

A massive part of our ability to do this has been the generosity of everyone who has committed time, money, and resources to The Eric Liddell 100, and there is still time to help.

We invite you to consider making a donation, which will help us continue the great work we have already put in place to keep the legacy of our namesake, Eric Liddell, alive. DONATE NOW