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Callum lands Scottish best at 10k in Spain

Monday 13th January 2020

Athletics Weekly coverage

Callum Hawkins has delivered another superb performance at the start of Olympic year.

The Kilbarchan AAC athlete is of course pre-selected by British Athletics for the marathon in Japan this summer.

And Callum kicked off his 2020 in quite stunning fashion with a big PB a big PB in the Valencia 10k with a run of 28:02 to finish 11th place in a race full of PBs and records. Race winner Rhonex Kipruto clocked a World best of 26:24.

Callum’s run is the best of all-time by a Scot on the roads over the 10k distance, improving on Allister Hutton‘s 28:13 set back in 1984.

Derek Hawkins clocked 29:26 in the same race in Valencia to make it a good day for the Hawkins family from Kilbarchan AAC.

Callum’s 28:02 takes him to 10th place on the British all-time list for 10k on the road.

Callum won the FPSG Athlete of the Year title for 2019 with dad Robert named as our Performance Coach of the Year (photo by Bobby Gavin)

 

Tags: Allister Hutton, Callum Hawkins, Derek Hawkins, Kilbarchan AAC

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