Chris O’Hare celebrates medal success at Glasgow 2019 (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Four top Scottish endurance athletes will continue to receive backing from London Marathon Events for 2021.
The event organisers will continue their commitment to grassroots and elite aspects of the sport as part of their funding awards package.
And it is good to see the support being allocated to 29 British athletes – including a number of medallists from the European Indoors – with that list including four Scots as follows:
*Stephanie Davies (Clapham Chasers)
*Derek Hawkins (Kilbarchan AAC)
*Sarah Inglis (Lothian Running Club)
*Chris O’Hare (Edinburgh AC)
‘Since the London Marathon was founded in 1981, we have worked to improve endurance running in this country,’ said Hugh Brasher, Event Director of London Marathon Events.
‘We are committed to providing a pathway from the playground to the podium for athletes in this country, from The Daily Mile to our elite athlete funding programme and it is really encouraging that the Great Britain team at the European Indoor Championships included so many athletes who have been or are part of the London Marathon Events funding system.
‘It was wonderful to see Amy-Eloise Markovc, one of our funded athletes, and Keely Hodgkinson, supported by one of the talent hubs, win gold medals over that weekend and we will continue to work to support the success of future British international athletes.’
The athletes were shortlisted by a panel of British Athletics and LME endurance experts and range from middle-distance runners to marathon specialists.
No athlete currently funded through British Athletics funding programmes is eligible to receive LME individual funding.