Elite marathon runner Ollie Lockley named latest Microgaming PlayItForward Ambassador


ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming PlayItForward has revealed talented Isle of Man distance runner Ollie Lockley as the latest recruit to its ambassadors initiative.

Ollie was named as an ambassador just days before he made history by becoming the Isle of Man’s fastest marathon runner of all time, completing the elite men’s race at the 2020 London Marathon in just two hours, 19 minutes and 40 seconds, and shaving almost four minutes off the previous Manx record.

The PlayItForward ambassadors programme has been helping individuals of the highest calibre to succeed on a global stage for several years. Ollie joins long-running ambassador and para-swimmer Ben Grainger, who has been supported by the initiative to compete at a national, European and international level.  

Driven to succeed at the highest level, Ollie’s first ambitious career goal is to represent the Isle of Man at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

It’s an absolute honour to welcome Ollie to the PlayItForward family as an ambassador, particularly in the wake of his outstanding achievements at the London Marathon. Huge congratulations to Ollie – we are proud to support him on his journey!

John Coleman
CEO at Microgaming

I am delighted that I have been selected as an ambassador for Microgaming PlayItForward. I hope I can use my athletic journey to help promote the physical and psychological benefits of running, and to inspire the next generation of youngsters on the Isle of Man.

Ollie Lockley
Elite distance runner and Microgaming PlayItForward Ambassador