Sean shows off his Birmingham 2022 silver medal (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Sean Frame landed a superb silver medal in the T53/54 marathon event at Birmingham 2022 early this morning.
It was a Team Scotland debut to savour as Sean held off the challenge of Simon Lawson in thrilling finish to come home second to England’s Johnboy Smith.
Smith clocked 1:41.15 and the real race was for those silver and bronze medals with Sean pushing through to 1:45.49 and head Lawson by only ten seconds – with the positions having changed hands in the final stages.
Many congratulations to Sean, his family, coach Joyce Rammell and all involved at Red Star AC and in Para athletics in Scotland.
What a way to start the Games!
Photos by Bobby Gavin
‘All those miles I have put in and all those years of training have paid off,’ said Sean.
‘That last six or seven miles, I thought ‘I will manage a bronze.’ ‘Then I passed David (Weir, who had a puncture with 10k left when leading) and thought ‘I’m on for a silver’
‘I then absolutely went for it and put everything into it. When Simon passed me I thought I’m not letting this happen and just pushed for my life
‘I’m buzzing, can’t believe it’s my first senior team, first competition with athletes of this calibre, first Commonwealth Game . . . and I’ve won silver.
‘I’m so proud to do this and help the Team Scotland medal tally.
‘Coming into the last stages I could hear my mum shouting me on even within all the other shouts. My dad helps train me and he is just ecstatic. It’s a happy family.’
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Superb silver for @SeanFrameT54 Marathon today – here's @Bobby_ThatOneMo photos from ceremony@Team_Scotland @birminghamcg22
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Photo by Bobby Gavin