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To: The BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Judges

Captain Tom Moore 100 laps to be awarded BBC's "Sporting Event Of The Year"

Captain Tom Moore 100 laps to be awarded BBC's "Sporting Event Of The Year"

Dear BBC, please can you either automatically give Captain Tom Moore this award, or include him in the shortlist, so the public can vote?

Why is this important?

No need to mention what has happened this year, but this sporting event has captured the country like no other.

Captain Tom Moore, was aiming to walk a hundred lengths of the back garden (25m in length) before he reached his 100th birthday on the 30th April - and today - he smashed it, finishing two weeks early.

So, during these difficult times and with the sporting calendar being "paused" - wouldn't it be great to remember this incredible effort by a determined and inspirational man and his truly amazing achievement?

At the time of writing, Captain Moore has now raised more than £15million for NHS charities from over 700,000 donations, and he can raise more - if you haven't donated, do it here:

By the way, I have no connection to Captain Moore or his family - in fact, it was a work colleague that jokingly suggested this should happen - so I thought I'd do something about it, to try and make it actually happen.

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2020-04-17 16:52:59 +0100

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2020-04-16 23:25:12 +0100

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2020-04-16 21:33:26 +0100

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2020-04-16 20:17:37 +0100

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