Beth World Triathlon win; Weynay moves fourth on our marathon list

Monday 25th September 2023

Photos: Mark Shearman (Weynay) and courtesy of KSport Media/British Triathlon

Shettleston Harriers athlete Weynay Ghebresilasie came up with a fine run to finish first Brit home in the Berlin Marathon.

Weynay, who is part of the scottishathletics Marathon Project and is guided by John Mackay, clocked 2:09.50.

That moves Weynay up to fourth best on the Scottish all-time list which is led by Record holder Callum Hawkins (at 2:08.14).

Well done to Weynay, John and all involved.

Unfortunately, we understand Luke Caldwell was a DNF at some point in the second-half of the Berlin race after running through the halfway mark in around 66 minutes.

Sean Frame came up with a strong performance in the Wheelchair Race with a top ten finish. Sean, the Commonwealth Games silver medallist from Birmingham 2022, finished in eighth place with a PB push of 1:31.18.


BBC Scotland website coverage

Great Britain’s Beth Potter was crowned world champion after victory at the World Triathlon Championship Series finals in Spain.

The 31-year-old, a VP-Glasgow athlete for many years and twice winner of the Lindsays National XC title, was in the chasing pack in the swim and cycle before she pulled clear in the run, with team-mate Kate Waugh finishing second.

Potter’s victory at the event in Pontevedra also secured her place at next year’s Olympics Games in Paris.

‘This has a been a dream season and I’m lost for words,’ said Beth, who competed at the Rio Olympics on the track as well as the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.

‘I wasn’t going too well on the swim and bike so had to work harder. I felt better throughout the race, backed myself, believed in my training and was really good on the run.’

We send our warm congratulations to Beth, her family and support team from the athletics community in Scotland.


Musselburgh Results

The Scottish Half Marathon took place on Sunday morning on the east side of Edinburgh.

In the Women’s race, there was a win for Central AC athlete Fanni Gyurko in 84:57. She was joined on the podium by Maddyson Mallet (85:20; and Dumfries athlete Lisa Finlay (86:03.

The Men’s race winner was Simon Crawford of Long Eaton RC in 68:29. He was joined on the podium by Mark Doherty of Inverclyde AC (69:44) and Darrell Hastie of Gala Harriers (69:50).

There were wheelchair race wins for Joanna Robertson of Aberdeen AAC in 68:24 and Danny Gordon of Fulham in 65:41.



Tags: Berlin, Beth Potter, Sean Frame, Weynay Ghebreselasie

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