GLASGOW – Less than two months after finishing ninth in the Olympic marathon, Callum Hawkins became the first British man to win the Great Scottish Run since the inaugural edition in 1991.

Hawkins smashed the Scottish record by more than two minutes with 60:24 (third best by European in 2016) to move to second on the British all-time lists behind Mo Farah as well as into the European all-time top-10.

Reigning champion Moses Kipsiro from Uganda was second in 60:54 ahead of Kenya’s Joel Kimutai (61:34) and Chris Thompson (61:58). Hawkins also broke the course record which stood to Haile Gebrselassie at 61:09 since 2013.

Coming back from a short break after the Olympics, Betsy Saina took a solo win in the women’s race in another course record and PB of 67:22 ahead of Kenyan team-mates Helah Kiprop (68:52) and Doris Changeiywo (71:34) with Lily Partridge top Brit in fourth in 71:39.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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