The city’s historic connection to the bull features in the design of the finishers’ T-shirt for the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon.
Local student Prayer Makurumidze has come up with the winning design which features a bull’s head underneath the heading “I conquered a marathon”.
The shirt will be handed out to all those who cross the finish line in Jennens Road on October 15 after completing the 26.2-mile course.
Prayer, 19, is a student at Birmingham Metropolitan College and is based at the ‘We Are FEED’ studios in Millennium Point.
The HND graphic design student competed against 30 others in a challenge to win the design brief.
Marathon organisers Great Run Company gave students at the studios the chance to take part in several briefs and were also given placements with Channel 5 and Nova Films as runners and camera assistants.
Prayer said: “This has given me the chance to learn new skills and the feedback from the client was really useful.
“It has given me the confidence to talk and work with other potential clients.
“The whole process has been really enjoyable and the finished tee will be a strong part of my portfolio.”
Course leader Adam Guy added: “Every one of our students, whether they have won or not, has had a great experience.
“The Great Run Company has given our students several live briefs where our students can test out their many design skills and this really strengthens what we do at We Are FEED.
“It enables credibility with the students and helps them build real industry portfolios. The process across all of the briefs has been incredibly valuable.”
Runners from across the world will descend on Birmingham for the marathon which sold out several months ago.
Places are still available for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run half marathon which takes place on the same day.
You can enter at GreatRun.org.
There are also two races for junior runners on October 14 – more details and online entry can be found at GreatRun.org/junior.