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Jonathan Edwards tribute: sculpture of train parts

Associated Press Modified: May 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm •  Published: May 29, 2012

LONDON (AP) — A life-size sculpture of triple jump world record-holder Jonathan Edwards made of train parts has been unveiled at a London station leading to the Olympics.

The 770-pound sculpture is made of brake pads, seat frames and springs, among other things. It commemorates the moment the British star paraded a Union Flag after winning the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Edwards was at King's Cross railway station for the unveiling. He says the sculpture is "very striking and really took me aback when I saw it."

British artist Ptolemy Elrington spent two weeks on the project. It will be displayed at key stations in England to raise awareness of rail travel to London this summer for the Olympics.