Scottish Record! Jake breaks mile mark in Oslo as Laura, Beth both second

Friday 17th June 2022

Jake on his way to that new Scottish Record for the mile at the Diamond League meet in Oslo (photo by Matthew Quine)

BBC Scotland Sport website

Jake Wightman came up with a superb run in Oslo for third in the Dream Mile at the Diamond League to land a new Scottish Record.

Jake’s third place finish in 3:50.30 behind race winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen took down a Sottish Mile Record mark held by Graham Williamson (3:50.64) since 1982.

Neil Gourley was fourth in the race with a good PB of 3:52.91 and is now fourth on the all-time list.

‘I believe that’s the Scottish Record which is good but I had hoped to get sub 3:50,’ said Jake, with Ingebrigtsen at 3:46.46 to threaten the European Record that Steve Cram has held for 37 years (at 3:46.32).

‘To be honest right from the start of the race I was wondering what a last lap would be like given how hot the pace was for most of the race.

‘Fair play to Jakob and Ollie Hoare for being able to run 3:46 and 3:47 on the night. That’s fantastic. But I am in a good place for this stage of the year and I feel I am ready for the British Champs.’

Laura Muir took second in her 800m race as she clocked 1:58.09 behind winner Keely Hodgkinson, as the Englishwoman clocked 1:57.71 at the front of a high calibre field.

That depth of quality was confirmed by Jemma Reekie running 1:59.80 yet having to settle for eighth place. For Laura, it was a second run in 48 hours after 1:57.23 in Manchester on Tuesday night.

Beth Dobbin took second in her Women’s 200m race with her run of 23.01 improving her Season’s Best by three hundredths of a second.

Eilish McColgan was a DNF in a strong Women’s 5000m race. Eilish later confirmed she ‘should not have raced’ after picking up a cold but thankfully there were no injury issues.


Tags: Beth Dobbin, Bislett Games, Diamond Leauge, Eilish McColgan, Jake Wightman, Jemma Reekie, Laura Muir, Neil Gourley, Oslo

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