#SALdohadozen! 12 Scots are selected for IAAF World Champs

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Photo montage by Bobby Gavin


British Athletics website announcement

British Athletics have today named a 72-strong team for the IAAF World Champs which start in Doha later this month.

And there is once again a terrific representation for Scots with no fewer than 12 athletes named in the GB and NI team.

Jake Wightman completed an all-Scottish trio in the Men’s 1500m selection, with Laura Muir alongside Jemma Reekie at that distance in the Women’s lineup.

Steph Twell will race the 10,000m and Eilish McColgan is named for both the 5000m and 10,000m and is yet to decide on doubling up or choosing one event.

Congratulations to these athletes and their families and coaches!

#SALdohadozen (in alphabetical order)

Andy Butchart (5000m) Central AC

Zoey Clark (4x400m) (Eddie McKenna) Aberdeen AAC

Beth Dobbin (200m, 4x400m) (Leon Baptiste) Edinburgh AC

Neil Gourley (1500m) (Mark Rowland) Giffnock North AC

Callum Hawkins (Marathon) (Robert Hawkins) Kilbarchan AAC

Josh Kerr (1500m) (Danny Mackey) Edinburgh AC

Eilish McColgan (5000m, 10,000m) (Liz McColgan-Nuttall) Dundee Hawkhill Harriers

Laura Muir (1500m) (Andy Young) Dundee Hawkhill Harriers

Jemma Reekie (1500m) (Andy Young) Kilbarchan AAC

Lynsey Sharp (800m) (David Harmer) Edinburgh AC

Steph Twell (10,000m)  Kilbarchan AAC

Jake Wightman (1500m) (Geoff Wightman) Edinburgh AC

Scottish 1-2-3 at the British Champs when Neil Gourley (on right ) won from Josh Kerr and Jake Wightman – and all three are picked for Doha (photo via British Athletics/Getty Images)

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