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Steph elected to UK Athletes’ Commission; Maria short-listed

Wednesday 21st October 2020

Photo via London Marathon Events

British Athletics website report

Steph Twell has been elected to the UK Athletics Athletes’ Commission and will serve a minimum two-year term.

The Scottish Women’s Marathon Record holder and Commonwealth and European medallist is one of four athletes co-opted onto the Commission – with the others being Nathan Douglas, Adam Gemili and Vanessa Wallace.

Wallace was re-elected after first joining in 2018 with the F34 shot putter a World and European medallist.

Steph was thrilled to emerge from a poll which featured a number of athletes and joins a body chaired by Hannah England.

‘We were so glad to see the quality and quantity of applicants this year and the voting numbers rise in this our second election,’ said England. ‘The high engagement further emphasises the importance of the athletes having a voice in the sport.

‘We look forward to working with UK Athletics and the Home Country Federations (including scottishathletics) to create the best possible environment for welfare and performance.’

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Maria in action at the 4J Studios National Open Series at her home track of Meadowmill (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year Awards

Maria Lyle is in the hunt for another top award after being named as one of the contenders for the prestigious Sunday Times Disability Sportswoman of the Year title.

There are five contenders in total for the award which looks to celebrate the outstanding performer in a disability sport.

And Scottish Para sprinter Maria faces competition from Hannah Cockroft (Athletics), Tully Kearney (Swimming); Nathalie McGloin (Motor Racing) and Dame Sarah Storey (Cycling).

Read more online and cast your vote. Voting closes on Monday 16 November

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